Q&A: The Bravery

The second child of The Bravery, The Sun and the Moon, is due in stores on May 22nd. The album was produced and mixed by two-time Grammy Award winner Brendan O’Brien, best known for his work with Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and other multi-platinum acts. We caught up with the drummer of the Bravery, Anthony Burulcich, for a quick Q&A….

Describe your sound:
The new record is different from our first record. The first record was very up-tempo and electronic sounding.

On the new record we branch off and get experimental – slow tempo songs, mid tempo. We all sing background harmonies on this record as well.

We have a new producer – Brendan O’Brien – he brought out a full cohesive band sound. Touring and being together for three years now we’ve grown into better musicians – we are growing as a unit.

What are you currently listening to?
Silversun Pickups – really exciting band and I saw them live on TV – was very impressed.
Sean Lennon – I’m going to see him this Friday @ Irving Plaza in NYC! It’s a very melodic record. No one has done something that melodic in a long time.

What song do you secretly love but would never admit it to your friends?
None – I’m proud of all the music I listen to and love!

First album you bought:
Well, the first album I had came from my father – I came from a very musical family. He has great taste and bought me “Appetite For Destruction”, “Asbury Park”, and Run DMC.

The first album that I purchased myself was Jimi Hendrix “Are You Experienced?” and “Every Breath You Take” by The Police. I remember hearing that Police song all the time on my mom’s soap operas – I just remember loving it and it always being on.

Prince or Michael Jackson?
Prince! We just met him at his Oscar’s after party. We all danced with him too! He had super cool boots on.

What are you currently reading?
“Life After Death” by Dipak Chopra – I just started it.
“Dreams of a Final Theory” – by Steven Weinberg

Favorite place to eat:
I LOVE thai food. “Room Service” in NYC on 18th Street and 8th Avenue – good thai at an affordable price.
“Lovely Day” in NYC – the “Hobo Noodle” is my favorite – very spicy!

Favorite thing you bought this past year:
My Telecaster Deluxe guitar – it’s black and I’m very excited about it! Especially since I’m the drummer in the band – I’m trying to branch out and learn other instruments.

Favorite current TV Show:
“The Daily Show” – I find him hilarious! Oh, also “Lost”.

What’s your ringtone?
Vibrate. Ok, but really – “99 Problems” by Jay Z

Listen to a sample of the first single from The Sun and the Moon
The Bravery-“Time Won’t Let Me Go” mp3

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