Formed in 2015, Brainpan are a Washington D.C.-based wrecking crew comprising current and former members of Salome, Die Young and Tomb Warden, among other DMV DIY cult faves. Give these guys 10 minutes of your time, and they'll reward you with a basketful of powerviolence bangers inspired by sci-fi, Monty Python, horror movies and the storied, sludgy legacy of our nation's capital — a smart trade, so long as you don't mind a little hearing damage. Give them 20 minutes, and they'll turn around and hit you one of the year's most impressive hidden hardcore gems: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead, their debut album. Arriving August 10th via the band's own Napniarb Records imprint, the record is a 21-track masterclass in ephemeral fury, by way of blackened thrash and New York street-punk. Listen to it below, and pre-order your copy here.
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