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Vincent Brue & The Long Branch Davidians Celebrate New Album "We Didn't Start The Fire"




We loved "We Didn't Start The Fire;" we had to ask! How does it feel to see this album completed, and what was your favorite part of bringing your vision to life?


Thanks! Completing this album feels like getting a deep tissue massage from a burly 7-foot-tall Scandinavian man named Ivar on a warm, breezy day on a remote tropical island. Feels great. Little handsy, but great. The majority of these songs were written during the lonely quadrant-times of the pandy when I would play acoustic guitar all day while walking on a treadmill that would occasionally short circuit and send me crashing into the control panel (lots of actual blood and sweat went into these songs).


Then, at night, I'd get drunk in my garage, go on IG Live, and debut these songs to an audience of whichever bored friends decided to tune in. It was a dark time. I decided to round up a band to play the songs I'd been working on, and the Long Branch Davidians were born. After years of practicing/gigging/releasing a couple of singles, I decided it was time to make an album. My favorite part was going into Retromedia Studios in Red Bank, NJ, cranking out 11 songs in only 4 hours, and everyone nailing it. About 95% of this album was recorded live, with only minimal vocal and trumpet overdubs added later. I'm pretty proud of how it captures our live energy, but it also sounds good.


What's been the best part of your musical journey so far, and is there anything you're especially looking forward to in the future?


The best part of my musical journey so far has been all the intercourse. Just non-stop balls-to-the-wall bumpin' uglies. Just kidding. It's been the friends I've made along the way. I grew up a timid, introverted kid, and playing music brought me out of my shell, and that's pretty much how I know all of my friends, my wife, my dog, and everything. I'm looking forward to more of the same, meeting more musicians and songwriters and hot local singles and making new friends. You can never have too many friends. Unless you have over 300 causes, that's probably too many. You wouldn't have any time for yourself.


What goals do you want to achieve in the future through your music?


Mainly world peace, honestly. I believe it is attainable, as long as people believe it is attainable, and I think if more people just listened to some of the hits I've been dropping, we could make this happen. It's impossible to be angry and start wars when you're bopping your head to a banger like "Young Rectums." Alas, we only have about 30 Spotify followers, but I still have faith. I am a believer. We can do this.


What does music mean to you, and if people could take one thing away from your music, what would you want it to be?


To me, music means words, melodies, harmonies, and rhythm, all coming together to form Voltron. It means the world to me. Music is God. If people could remove one thing from my music, it would be a piece of me that they can stick inside themselves, like a musical blood transfusion. Music is how I express myself, my feelings, my attitude, and my worldview, whether I'm happy or sad or horny or suicidal or being a silly goose. I want them to feel me and hopefully relate to whatever I'm feeling or trying to express, and I hope it makes their day just a couple of short hours better.


What's next for Vincent Brue & the Long Branch Davidians? Do you have any more new music coming soon? Is there anything you want to say to your fans?


The Long Branch Davidians are hibernating for the winter while I attempt to infiltrate the LA pickleball scene. Still, we have a whole 2nd album in the works of all new songs that will hopefully be released in Summer '24, and live shows to follow. To our fans, I just want to say if you could stop mailing me your underwear, that would be awesome. I'm flattered, but seriously, it's a little unsanitary. At the very least, run them through the wash first. Also, Jerry, you owe me 20 bucks, man. I didn't forget. 


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