HOT LUNCH

by BREN

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    HOT LUNCH, the debut EP from BREN, yours to own on cassette! Includes a special bonus track not available online!

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"Snotty garage-punk from Plattsburg, NY. With vocals reminiscent of early The Adicts and The Dickies, some songs on this EP chug along with hardcore guitar riffs in a noisy Icky Boyfriends kind-of-way, and other sons hit hard with a frenzied modern garage-punk sound in a The Traditional Fools kind-of-way. Loud, distorted, noisy fun."
- WRUV, 90.1 FM Burlington, VT

"'Parade' opens the record with a punkabilly riff that nods at the Cramps. But it's a setup. The tune takes a sharp left turn, veering close to pop-punk territory. Bren never quite yield to their pop inclinations. That's in part due to Hall's performance. He sings with a high-pitch, nasally whine that absolutely sneers through the speakers — think Nerf Herder's Parry Gripp if he were more emotionally imbalanced and sarcastic. Hall brims with unhinged angst and his bandmates follow suit. Together they deliver punchy, chunky punk that hits with power and precision."
- Dan Bolles, Seven Days

"In a world where many will say punk rock is dead or watered down, those skeptics have not heard BREN. BREN is a three piece ensemble that can honestly call their music punk, complete with nasally vocals screaming personal lyrics. Yes, this is fun punk rock and you can dance to it, but to actually sit down and listen to the lyrics being sung and written by Matt Hall, there is a lot more going on and that is what makes this debut album a must-have."
- Jimmy Chambers, NYS Music

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released March 13, 2016

BREN is Matt, Sarah and Zach

Recorded by BREN at Fee Fee Head Studios
Mixed by BREN and Sam Egan

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Track Name: Parade
THERE WAS SOMETHING THERE
THERE WAS SOMETHING THERE
I SWEAR I’M NOT IMAGINING IT
AND I AM NOT PREPARED
FOR WHAT’S COMING NEXT
I’M GLAD IT HASN’T HAPPENED YET
AND THERE ARE WAYS THAT YOU CAN DISAPPEAR
AND NOBODY WILL KNOW YOU’RE GONE
THERE ARE PLACES YOU CAN GO
THEY’LL SWEAR YOU’VE BEEN HERE ALL ALONG
AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT YOU’VE WRONGED
PARADE ACROSS THE BACKS OF YOUR EYES
WHILE YOU SLEEP
AND ALL YOU WORK TOWARD COMES UNDONE
EVERY DAY I AM MORE AWARE
OF WHAT THIS THING IS COMING TO
AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO SURE OF ANYTHING
I DIDN’T KNOW IT FELT LIKE THIS
THERE WAS SOMETHING THERE
THERE WAS SOMETHING THERE
I SWEAR I’M NOT IMAGINING IT
AND WHO CAN BE PREPARED
FOR MUCH OF ANYTHING?
THEY’RE JUST GLAD IT HASN’T HAPPENED YET
Track Name: If There Was Something Going On...
I FELT THE FALL CHILL FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY
I PUT A SWEATER ON AND CLOSED THE WINDOWS UP
FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MAY
THE SKY WAS MUCH MORE GREY THAN BLUE
AND THERE WERE THINGS I WISHED I KNEW
WAY BEFORE I PUT DOWN ROOTS IN THIS PLACE
WENT OUT THAT NIGHT ON A WHIM
FELT OLD AS SOON AS I WALKED IN
ALL THE COLLEGE KIDS RUNNING AROUND GETTING DRUNK
I ORDERED MYSELF A DRINK
I THOUGHT THAT IT MIGHT HELP ME THINK
WHY THE FUCK DO I EVER THINK THAT’D HELP?
HAS IT GONE TOO FAR?
IF THERE WAS SOMETHING GOING ON
I’D WANT YOU TO TELL ME
Track Name: Breeze Song
WHY DO I FIGHT LIKE MY MOTHER?
WHY DO I SAY ONE THING
AND DO ANOTHER?
WHY DO YOU QUIT DRINKING EVERY OTHER WEEK?
WHY’D YOU FALL OUT OF LOVE WITH ME?
WHY’D YOU BRING ME HERE?
WHY’D YOU TELL ME THIS?
AND WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME THAT OTHER THING?
WERE YOU AFRAID THAT I’D BE PISSED?
IT’S A COOL, GENTLE BREEZE
AND I AM OUTSIDE IN THE GRASS
LETTING MORE TIME PASS
HEADED BACK HOME FOR THE NIGHT
FIGURED THE CHANGE IN SCENERY WOULD DO ME RIGHT
I SAT AND WATCHED CABLE TV
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME?
I KNOW I CAN’T CONTROL NATURE
I KNOW THERE’S SOMETHING WAITING FOR ME
UP THERE IN THE TREES
ONLY TAKE THE FRUITS THAT GIVE EASY
AND TRY TO NEVER TAKE MORE THAN YOU NEED
AND THERE’S A COOL, GENTLE BREEZE
AND WE ARE OUTSIDE IN THE GRASS
LETTING MORE TIME PASS
Track Name: Taking Things For Granted
HEY, DON’T LOOK AT ME THAT WAY
JUST WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
AND THE THOUGHTS SWIRL AROUND IN MY HEAD
IT’S LIKE OIL IN WATER OR MAYBE OIL FOR YOUR CAR
I DON’T KNOW BECAUSE I CAN’T REMEMBER HOW TO
WORK A METAPHOR
I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT I WALKED IN HERE FOR
AM I GOING OUT OF BUSINESS
GOING ONLINE
GOING DOWNTOWN
GOING OUT OF MY MIND?
AND I’VE BEEN TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED
LIKE A MOTORIST’S COMPLIANCE WITH A STOP SIGN
ON THE CORNER OF THIS AND THAT STREET
I AM TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED
TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED
COME AND SEE ME WHEN YOU’RE BETTER
COME AND SEE ME WHEN YOU LEARN HOW TO LOVE
AND IT COULD BE GREAT SO GREAT IT COULD BE
SO GREAT
JUST PLEASE
COME AND SEE ME IF IT’S NOT TOO LATE
UNLESS WE’RE TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED
LIKE THE HONESTY OF YOUR LAST UNPROTECTED
SEXUAL PARTNER
I’M ALWAYS TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED
TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED
Track Name: Dream Song
I KISSED YOU IN A DREAM LAST NIGHT
I KISSED YOU IN A DREAM LAST NIGHT
AND WHEN I WOKE UP
EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL AND FINE
BUT I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT...
Track Name: I'm Better Now
OH SHIT I THINK I REALLY LOST IT THIS TIME
I MEAN I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M HIDING IT FOR
OH SHIT I REALLY REALLY LOST IT THIS TIME
I MEAN THAT’S A LOT OF HAIR AND BLOOD AND
SNOT ALL OVER THE FLOOR
BUT I DON’T DO THAT ANYMORE
IT’S DIFFERENT
I’M BETTER NOW
I ASK YOU TO TREAT ME LIKE A PERSON
I WANT YOU TO BE TENDER LIKE BEFORE
YOU TELL ME TO STOP MY WHINING
AND I’M A HYSTERICAL MESS ALL OVER THE FLOOR
BUT I DON’T CALL YOU ANYMORE
IT’S DIFFERENT
I’M BETTER NOW