The Brevet to bring bold, cinematic indie-rock to the M-Shop


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Frontman Aric Chase Damm discovered his talent for music in college when he wrote scores for student films.

Jeshua Glover

Alternative indie band The Brevet will be visiting Iowa State in April to perform music from their new album, “Legs.”

The Brevet hails from Orange County, California and makes music that offers the classic indie feel combined with cinematic pressure that one would expect from a major motion picture.

The Brevet is a group that values the response from live fans — they aren’t in it for exaggerated streaming numbers or any other tangible accomplishments. The Brevet are in it for the music, of course, but they really want to connect with the fans. They make their music so that every word and sound played on the stage is felt by their fans on a personal level.

The difference between their latest release “Legs” and much of their older music has a lot to do with the frontman Aric Chase Damm. Damm got his start writing music for school movies, which naturally led to his interest in being a professional musician. This experience had specific influence on the latest album.

“We wanted to give a larger than life, kind of cinematic style for this latest album,” Damm said.

For fans of the group, who are excited to see them live the band is just as excited to see you as well and feel the live energy they worked so hard to perfect. The Brevet has many Tour dates leading into 2020, the focus and dedication put into the live performances will be an experience you won’t want to miss.

Fortunately, the tour hasn’t given the band too many problems along the way as they’ve mostly had good luck on the road.

The Brevet are supported by The Unlikely Candidates, an indie-rock group out of Fort Worth, Texas. The band was initially formed in 2008 by childhood friends Kyle Morris and Cole Male. The duo eventually expanded with the addition of guitarist Brenton Carney, bassist Jared Hornbeek and drummer Kevin Goddard, allowing a bigger, sweeping sound to their performances.

The Brevet and The Unlikely Candidates will come to Iowa State on April 4 to perform at the Maintenance Shop in the Memorial Union. The concert starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for non-students and $10 for students with Iowa State ID.