They owe their name to their love of Marlon Brando. Their fans know them as one of the most vital American live rock bands of the 20th century’s final decades. THE BRANDOS, known for timeless classics like „The Solution“ and „Gettysburg“ and their straight and true rock sound, come back with new album Los Brandos after a ten-year hiatus in June 2017. Frontman/guitarist/songwriter Dave Kincaid has been working for months on the follow-up to Over The Border which was released in December 2006 (after an eight-year wait). It seems like Kincaid will not let himself be rushed while he’s working in his Staten Island home studio.
In early 2015, Kincaid perked some ears with his Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for an upcoming Brandos album: „Broadcast quality recordings have never been inexpensive to make, and while computer technology has opened up a world of possibilities not there twenty years ago, it’s still a very expensive process. The Brandos have always kept to the highest standards of professionalism with our recordings, and we will not lower those standards now for the sake of saving money.“
The campaign won him $26,000 which he used to expand his studio. On his Facebook page Kincaid kept friends and supporters updated about the recording process: „Since the beginning of the year, my main focus has been on upgrading the recording studio, Townsend Sound, here on lovely, scenic Staten Island, NY, USA. Few things are as time-consuming, maddening and frustrating as dealing with recording software/hardware upgrades, but it’s pretty much done now. We now have a new state-of-the-art computer based recording system, refurbished monitors (speakers), and the control room just tuned by the best acoustical engineer in New York. My instruments are all pretty much tweaked to perfection, and my guitar amp and drum systems are all in place and very, very happening.“