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TheHandThatWroteThisLetter CD

Chris Brokaw: "THE HAND THAT WROTE THIS LETTER" (cd)

Chris' new CD features classical guitar interpretations of David Bowie and Prince songs.

It was recorded by Claudia Groom October/November 2016 in Seattle, Washington, and mastered by Matthew Barnhart in Chicago, Illinois. It was released November 28, 2017, on Capitan Records.

Track list: ASHES TO ASHES, THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, I WOULD DIE 4 U, LADY GRINNING SOUL, CONTROVERSY, MODERN LOVE, ANDY WARHOL, UNDER THE CHERRY MOON, WHEN YOU WERE MINE, LETTER TO HERMIONE.

CD: $12 postagepaid (US), $14 (CANADA), $16 (WORLD).


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Chris Brokaw and Holly Anderson: "THE NIGHT SHE SLEPT WITH A BEAR" (lp)

In 2010, New York poet and master of flash fiction and mesostics HOLLY ANDERSON sent me a pdf of her newest magnum opus: THE NIGHT SHE SLEPT WITH A BEAR. I was dazzled by the text and offered to write a score.

I spent the next year writing and recording 35 pieces of instrumental music - a soundtrack to a book - and the collaboration was released in 2012 by Publication Studio of Portland, Oregon as a book and cd.

Forward to 2017, and Jellyfant Records of Oberhausen, Germany is completing a new issue as a vinyl lp with 12 pages of text and images in 12x12 sheets, designed by Susan Archie and Caroline Beasley-Baker. Looks like this will be coming out in the world in January 2018, but I have a handful of copies (ten!) for sale now. Comes with download.

I would count this as one of my proudest achievements...one of my favorite collaborations with one of my very favorite artists.

LP with 12 pages of text + download card: $25 postagepaid (US), $35 (CANADA), $45 (WORLD).


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Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina: "ALL OUT & DOWN" (lp)

Chris and Geoff Farina (ex-Karate) have been performing together since 2006. Like their first album, "THE ANGEL'S MESSAGE TO ME," this new record is comprised primarily of blues songs for vocals and two guitars.

This LP is produced by Landland. It includes both a record and a download card. It is a special tour version produced for Chris and Geoff's April 2016 house concert tour, with artwork by Dan Black exclusive to this pressing. Numbered edition of 125.

Read about the album at Landland, and listen here.

LP: $25 postagepaid (US), $35 (CANADA), $45 (WORLD).


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Chris Brokaw: "PERISCOPE TWINS" (double lp)

“The first time I listened to side one of the test pressing of ‘The Periscope Twins’ I was at my friend Doug’s house in Chicago. His wife Kiki came downstairs and said, ‘Are they doing work again next door?’ I said, ‘No, we’re listening to my new album’. She paused, and utterly nonplussed said ‘Oh’, and walked into the kitchen.

I think with this album I decided to trust my instincts as much as possible. To absolutely go with feel, with both the music and the artwork. The two pieces were tests to see what would happen over 45 minutes, with a very small palette. I think it’s a major work for me, and moreover just a beautiful piece of art, something really nice to hold and look at and listen to and pore over. . . ”

(Read more from Chris about the album here.)

“The Periscope Twins” is 90 minutes of music on two vinyl albums. It was released on 12XU Records in March 2015. It includes 4-color picture sleeves and six photographs by Chris. The cover photograph was taken by Chris in Bamako, Mali.

Includes download code. Listen to Side C, 'Skating Under Glass, Living Like a King'.

LP (double vinyl): $25 postagepaid (US), $35 (CANADA), $45 (WORLD).


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Chris Brokaw: "'NOW, FORAGER' SOUNDTRACK" (lp)

LP to the feature film "NOW, FORAGER," the story of love, mushroom foraging, decay, and renewal. The 22 tracks include 14 written for the film, 3 older Chris tunes chosen by the directors, and 5 outtakes not used in the film. Listen to excerpts.

Released April 15 2014 on Dais Records.

LP: $25 postagepaid (US), $35 (CANADA), $45 (WORLD).


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Gamblers Ecstasy

Chris Brokaw: "GAMBLER'S ECSTASY" (cd)

Chris' long-awaited rock album "GAMBLER'S ECSTASY" was released October 2 2012 on 12XU (US), Damnably (Europe/UK) and After Hours.

"Whether best described as having a restless muse or an open mind, there's no denying Brokaw is a phenomenal musician. . . You can feel it from the very beginning; the crisp, murky bracken of dense, disorienting fuzz; a sense of purpose and deliberation that lasts until the very last note of the final track, pushing things forward and tying the album's eclectic strands together"--Will Fitzpatrick, TheLineOfBestFit.com

CD: $14 postagepaid (US), $20 (CANADA), $25 (WORLD).


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Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina: THE ANGEL'S MESSAGE TO ME (cd)

Chris B meets Geoff Farina (Glorytellers, Secret Stars, Karate) on a collection of pre-WWII acoustic country blues.

Digipack CD on Capitan Records, released May 18, 2010. Songs include "Stagger Lee," "In the Evening," and "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor."

CD: $14 postagepaid (US), $20 (CANADA), $25 (WORLD).


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Chris Brokaw: CANARIS (cd)

Solo acoustic guitar, recorded June 2008. 6 songs, 42 minutes; contemplative and apocalyptic. Features a 13 minute Vlad Tepes cover and the 18 minute drone/feedback title track.

Read about it at Time Out New York, The Chicago Reader, Delusions of Adequacy, and Lazy Comet.

Released on Chris' new label CAPITAN RECORDS, distribution and digital MP3 download by THRILL JOCKEY in the US and Canada.

CD: $14 postagepaid (US), $20 (CANADA), $25 (WORLD).


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Chris Brokaw: MY CONFIDANTE

Chris Brokaw: MY CONFIDANTE + 3 (cd ep)

2004 release on 12XU RECORDS, out of print. We found a box of these over at Matador, who knew.

Full band versions of unreleased tunes by Liz Phair, Thalia Zedek, and Holly Anderson/Lisa Burns, plus Chris' title track.

Reviews and background info.

CD: $14 postagepaid (US), $20 (CANADA), $25 (WORLD).


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Chris Brokaw: RED CITIES (vinyl)

Co-release by 12xu and Kimchee of Chris' first solo lp from 2002.

Said Time Out London: "Chris Brokaw's heritage is so impressive he should really have his own coat of arms...RED CITIES, an astonishingly potent brew of guitar and percussion...[creates landscapes] ravaged but beautiful beyond belief, reflecting both the dark, blues-strung grief of Come, and the lean-lined, horizon-fixed heft of Codeine."

Read more reviews, plus Chris interviews.

LP: $25 postagepaid (US), $35 (CANADA), $45 (WORLD).


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