There are a lot of duos in rock music, but there aren't a lot of duos that play tuba and sing through a computer headset. If you still haven't seen the two man live beast that is Brainstorm, then the latest Into the Woods clip—which features Adam Baz and Patrick Phillips playing "Beast in the Sky" in their basement—is a perfect summation of what the band does best: make a lot of noise using just eight limbs. And though Phillips keeps his tuba on the wall, the jammy "Beast in the Sky" might be the best Brainstorm song yet, with a killer riff and beat and nice little Casio breakdown in the middle.
Also, I wrote about Brainstorm
in this week's paper, and I'm damn proud of my genre tag.
Into the Woods