San Bernardino Valley trio Brainstory premiered their video for the single“Beautyful Beauti” today via LA Record. Originally released this summer, “Beautyful Beauti” will be featured on the band’s upcoming debut album, Buck, due to be out November 15 on Big Crown Records.  Another Buck single “Mnemophobia”, released earlier this spring, was featured on KCRW ‘Today’s Top Tune’ with an ‘Introducing’ feature on the Pan Caliente program this past week.


Discussing the video, guitarist/vocalist Kevin Martin stated, “The Beautyful Beauti video is a stoner adventure starring the Brainstory crew and friends. Like the song, it’s an homage to all things beautiful, and in this case, it’s blazing it with your homies and shooting farkle all night long til you can’t keep score! The video was shot in lovely Los Angeles by Sesse Lind and directed by none other than Danny Akalepse and Leon Michels. So, pack it, roll it, vape it, blaze it and enjoy.”

Kevin, with brother, bassist/vocalist Tony Martin and drummer Eric Hagstrom, are bounded by blood, fate and a small town with nothing to do.  After releasing two EPs, on Chicano Batman’s El Relleno Records, Brainstory caught the attention of Big Crown’s Danny Akalepse and Leon Michels. Travelling to Queens, NY to record at The Legendary Diamond Mine with Michels at the helm, the musical chemistry was instant, with the guys knocking out 10 songs in 10 days.

Kevin, Tony and Eric’s story began in the twilight zone known as Rialto, California – an arid wasteland of boredom and empty lots.  Through punk rock and skateboarding they found temporary liberation from the local monotony.  However, it wouldn’t be long before a hunger for more led them to explore musical realms beyond that of the hardcore punk they admired.  After stints at music school and steady disappointment trying to navigate their local jazz scene, they moved to Los Angeles and Brainstory was born.

The musical growth displayed on Buck from Brainstory’s earlier material is undeniable.  Taking the band’s California sunshine vibes and mixing them with Michele’s NYC aesthetic, proves to be an amazing combination, with Brainstory pulling influences seamlessly from a wide breath of genres.  Buck is a state of mind, a way of life, a demeanor that gets you through the good times and the bad.  It is also the energy that permeates the album.