♫♪  Chris Brokaw - “The Rule of Ten”

Chris Brokaw is a cool guy. He co-founded sadcore experimenters Codeine, founded Come not two years after, worked with everyone from Liz Phair to G.G. Allin, and his solo work is as prolific as they come. Along with releasing scores of small-run cassettes through his label Capitan Records, he’s taken up an interest in scoring art-house films like Road and I Was Born, But… in recent years. Chris’ latest, for Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin’s drama Now, Forager, feels born wrapped around the trunk of an oak the way Six Organs of Admittance always has.

What’s great about Brokaw’s soundtrack is it, like any great soundtrack, can exist on its own. What added another layer of depth and drama to Now, Forager adds another lifelike release to Brokaw’s repertoire.

“The Rule of Ten,” accompanied by a nervous visual from the hands of Roddy Bagawa, hovers around the banalities and benefits of going outside. A bright fluorescent ruins what we’ll assume was a lakeside dream; we step through our complex to the forefront of storefronts, down alleyways, surrounded by stiffs. It’s disheartening; mannequins always scared me. With only shivers left, we’re flashed through scenes void of people that contained life. It was perfect. The red tablecloth meant everything. Watch below:

Chris Brokaw’s June Tour:

06.13.14 - Chicago, IL - Bohemian National Cemetery*
06.14.14 - Louisville, KY - Dreamland
06.15.14 - Louisville, KY - Dreamland
06.19.14 - Detroit, MI - 555 Gallery
06.20.14 - Indianapolis IN - Radio Radio
06.21.14 - Chicago, IL - K’s Dugout (morning)
06.21.14 - Chicago, IL - Berelli’s**
06.22.14 - Chicago, IL - Saki Store**
06.23.14 - Chicago, IL - The Burlington

* Wrekmeister Harmonies
** Martha’s Vineyard Ferries

And watch out for Chris opening up for The Lemonheads in the fall.

• Chris Brokaw: http://www.chrisbrokaw.com
• Dais: http://daisrecords.com

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