Preview Brakes' New Album

Even though the UK group Brakes released their sophomore album last week overseas, fans in North America won't get a domestic release of The Beatific Visions until February 20, 2007. The delayed US release pretty much sucks, but the good news is that we can sample each track on the record thanks to this handy dandy e-card. From what I've heard so far, it sounds like they have taken their spastic genre-melding sound to a whole new level. I really dig this band, so chances are I'll just end up buying the damn import.

Brakes e-card

Although the band is currently plotting a full US tour for April and May of '07, Silent Uproar has the inside scoop on a handful of December dates. Check them out below:

Brakes North American Dates
12.06.06 - Oakland, CA (Paramount Theatre)
12.08.06 - Los Angeles, CA (Orpheum Theatre)
12.09.06 - Los Angeles, CA (Orpheum Theatre)
12.11.06 - Boston, MA (Orpheum Theatre)
12.12.06 - New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)
12.13.06 - New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)
12.15.06 - Upper Darby, PA (Tower Theatre)
12.16.06 - Washington, DC (Lincoln Theatre)
12.18.06 - Chicago, IL (The Vic Theatre)
12.19.06 - Chicago, IL (The Vic Theatre)

Preview Brakes' New Album