Last we heard from Erik Braund, the Alaskan ex-pat had a number projects in the works, and now some of those are coming to fruition.
One of those is a new record from former Anchorage band The Hoons called “Terra Incognito,” which the band – now living in Portland, Ore. – recorded with Braund and funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The band will play a CD release show with The Sweeteners and The Young Guns at 8 p.m. Friday at Koot’s.
Braund also launched his record label, Braund Sound, which will release Anchorage-based singer-songwriter Jared Woods’ new album “Bonfire” Thursday. The imprint is also licensing albums by Heros & Zeros from Universal Records in Norway to be releases stateside. You might have caught the band when it toured here last year.
Then there’s Braund Sound Studio, Braund’s new recording studio in Brooklyn. That’s given rise to a live-in-the-studio series called Live at Braund Sound, which has included performances by A Place to Bury Strangers, Heroes & Zeros, The Ghost of Arthur James and others. Braund and his fiance, Chase Mallen, produce the series through their new production company, Stereospectacular. You can catch the performances on “Underground Live,” which airs 1 a.m. Sunday mornings on KYES, channel 5. Or you can stream them here.