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BRNDA Lives in a ‘Perfect World’

By Jaci Jedrych

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D.C. art punk veterans BRNDA have just two rules: no covers and no love songs. Their new album “Do You Like Salt?” features neither, making its debut on August 20. 

The four-piece was formed in 2012. They released two albums in 2014 and 2015, along with an EP in 2018. The release of “Do You Like Salt?” marks their return. The album was created in the depths of 2020. Their sound is unique, addressing both whimsical and everyday topics with a light yet heartfelt attitude. 

“Do You Like Salt?”’s lead single “Perfect World” feels familiar. The post punk influence is evident, and it fits with others of its kind while still standing out. The track feels warm while maintaining its edginess, simple sounds done well.

Fans of Pixies, Adam and the Ants, or Parquet Courts would enjoy the music of BRNDA. Their late 70s, 80s, and early 2010s influences shape their sound, making their sound widely appealing. 

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Jaci Jedrych

Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.

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