Posts Tagged ‘Brains Out’

People Beating “Brains Out” For Rock Band 3

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Here are some sweet videos of people murdering our song “Brains Out” for Rock Band 3 on expert like it’s no big deal. And yes this is how we actually look… Don’t even act like you’re not jealous.



Guitar and bass:

“Brains Out” Is’s Song Of The Week For Rock Band 3

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Here’s a feature and review of our song “Brains Out” by RockBandAide, a Rock Band video game fan site. Brains Out became available for Rock Band 3 on Xbox 360 last week:

A high-energy slice of rock awesomeness, Brains Out starts out deceptively simple but soon tests the mettle of any band member. Pounding drumbeats, harmonies that hit the stratosphere and a crystal clear guitar riff combine to form a song more than worth a look.

Guitarists will need to be au fait with the mechanics of alt-strumming to truly succeed – there’s an awkward riff that could pose a challenge for those who have mastered the technique. A distortion heavy solo isn’t too difficult but throws the spotlight on the guitarist for a few seconds. Alt-strumming will also come in handy for the chord dominant final sections to the song. This isn’t a guitar focused song but what guitar there is proves satisfying enough. Bass again requires a good deal of alt-strumming but would serve well as a warm-up song.

The kick-pedal skills of your drummer will definitely get a workout (as will the drummer as well) with a rather quick kick-pedal pattern underscoring the main beat. There are no tricky rhythms – just a near constant pounding beat that will have your calf muscles burning at the end. Your arms will also get a fitness wake-up; the stamina-proving ride cymbal tempo is quick enough to build up a sweat.

Vocals and harmonies really shine – the rather odd lyrics juxtaposed with the alt-rock feel to the song lend it a strangely alluring quality. Couple that with an amazing three-part communion of different melodies at the end and you’ve got something that is immediately singable but requires co-ordination aplenty. The lead vocals often jump from low to high in the space of a phrase, so put your strongest vocalist up front for this one.

I’d never heard of the band, album (British Brains) or song before this was released on RBN – evidence of the Aladdin’s Cave of new music that the RBN has turned out to be. For the bargain price of 80 MSP this demands attention!

Sounds like: A dash of Mute Math, a touch of Muse perhaps
Perfect for:
Stamina-busting drummers, co-ordinated harmonies


Video: Great Scott 5/5/11 – Allston, MA

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Video by Kannica Phim

Sleepover Shows: Acoustic Videos of “Even” and “Brains Out

Friday, July 1st, 2011


The Limited Edition Brains Out Tee

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The first ever RIBS shirt is here. We’re printing a super-limited run of these to fund our East Coast Tour [via cold hard ca$h]. There will only be 100 of these puppies made, like, ever.

RIBS band tee shirt.

Printed on super soft, ultra comfortable Poly-Cotton blend heather black American Apparel 50/50 shirts. Get them here.

About the design:

This shirt is a visual rendering of “Brains Out.” With the help of IBUILDWORLDS (of British Brains artwork fame), we built a program that turns music into a visual using the frequency and amplitude of a sound file. We ran the audio for the song through a wireframe skull and this design is the result.

“Even” & “Brains Out” on Hype Machine…

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

…two weeks ago. And no one bothered to tell us. Thanks a lot, invisible intern. There go my dreams of interwebnational fame (there’s a 3 day limit on their charts), but if you like “heart-ing” things for no reason, this is the place to do it: