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Briston Maroney Releases New Single & Video Steve’s First Bruise

Briston Maroney Releases New Single & Video "Steve's First Bruise"

Shows with Cold War Kids Added to International Fall Tour Featuring Austin City Limits & Pitchfork Paris Fests

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Read More at Flaunt Magazine

Today, Briston Maroney follows up his recent Indiana EP with "Steve's First Bruise." The new song and music video are the first in his "Miracle Singles" series, created in London with producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele). Maroney and his band finished writing this one on-the-spot during their studio soundcheck, prompting Abbiss to hit record seconds later. 

Watch "Steve's First Bruise" HERE

And read more at Flaunt Magazine, who say, "the lyrics are cut with a raw helplessness like having hands tied behind your back, but unsure of what the rope is."

The music video is 21-year-old Maroney's eighth in his series with creative partner and director Joey Brodnax. Before taking a typically unexpected turn, spiraling into a ritualistic circle of spectators and cell phones, "Steve's First Bruise" recalls the sweaty house shows where Maroney got his start, and is a scrappy, tenacious display of his "arresting musical vibe" (NPR).

Of the song, Maroney adds, "I played the two chords of basically the entire song for like an hour in a parking lot in Washington before the last show of our tour with Liz Cooper, and loved the energy but couldn't crack the code of lyrics. We were tracking another song with Jim [Abbiss] in London that wasn't going well, and I just started playing that guitar part in between takes and we ended up cranking it out in like 6 hours. It was an awesome and new experience for me to move so quickly!"

In a new session and interview, NPR's World Cafe says, "He's young but he has lived a lot of life, and he wears all that experience in a way that really makes you want to root for him and his dreams." After Indiana propelled him from living room sets to tours supporting Liz Cooper and Wallows, Briston Maroney heads out on his first headline tour this fall. In addition to performing at Austin City Limits and Pitchfork Paris, he'll play two dozen of his own dates across the US, Europe, and UK, as well as a run of shows with Cold War Kids - find the full list below. 

Listen to "Steve's First Bruise" HERE

Photo by Hudson McNeese

Praise for Briston Maroney

"A raw, soulful and often emotionally vulnerable tone...Maroney has an arresting musical vibe that's both rocking and invigorating" - NPR Music (Heavy Rotation)

"Maroney has been able to finally, truly answer his calling as a rock 'n' roll troubadour...his voice vulnerable and empathetic, but balanced out with just the right amount of conviction" - Consequence of Sound

"His nomadic tendencies shine through on his big, robust rock and roll sound, drawing together an eclectic mix of Florida, Los Angeles, Nashville and beyond" - The 405


Briston Maroney Tour Dates

9/17 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

9/21 – Indianapolis, IN – Holler On The Hill Festival

10/5 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival

10/8 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly (w/ Cold War Kids) 

10/9 – Dallas, TX – The Rustic (w/ Cold War Kids)

10/ 10 – Houston, TX – The Rustic (w/ Cold War Kids) 

10/11 – San Antonio, TX – The Rustic (w/ Cold War Kids) 

10/12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival

10/14 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf (w/ Cold War Kids) 

10/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

10/16 – San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room @ House of Blues San Diego 

10/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge

10/20 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

10/24 – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade

10/25 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute

10/26 – Glasgow, UK – The Hug and Pint

10/27 – Leeds, UK – Brudnell Social Club

10/28 – London, UK – The Lexington

10/30 – Brighton, UK – The Hope and Ruin

11/1 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival

11/2 – Den Haag, NE – Crossing Border Festival

11/3 – Brussels, BE – Botanique / Witloof Bar

11/5 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow Sky Bar

11/6 – Berlin, DE – Badehaus Berlin

11/10 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

11/12 – Portland, OR – Holocene

11/13 – Seattle, WA – Barboza

11/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

11/16 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge

11/18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

11/20 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern

11/21 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

11/23 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In


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