Beard on Fire

by Branches

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Branches, those indie-pop deconstructionists from early aughts Chicago, holed up in a Rogers Park studio and let their free skwonk out - a freewheeling 26+ improv session that incorporates everything from No Wave dance parties to AACM-filtered-through-post-rock-workouts, and ends in typical, pop-confection fashion. Dig it.


released November 15, 2005


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Branches Chicago, Illinois

Branches was a band from Chicago, active from 2002-2006. They were initially a trio, later a quartet. They played a sort of shambling deconstructed indie pop that captured a moment of maturing innocence against a changing city sky. Call them the "Billy Crystal of indie rock" and let them into your early aughts heart. ... more

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