Brandon Callies Band was formed in Greenville, Texas in 2007 by the band's singer/songwriter, Brandon Callies. The band recorded their first EP "Unique Normalities" and began playing shows in the Dallas area. After a few years of performing in Dallas, Brandon relocated the band to Austin, Texas where they recorded their debut full length album "The Gunner" in 2011. The album was met with good reviews which led to more regional and high profile shows. In 2013, the band was signed to Hand Drawn Records, and they released a new EP entitled "Life Is Still Good." The EP is a reflection of finding beauty in the pain and inspiration in what seems to be hopeless situations. In early 2015, the band recorded a live album entitled "Be Quiet! We're Recording," which really showcases the band's ability to perform. At the end of 2015, Brandon Callies Band released their full length studio album entitled "There's A Killer Down In Texas." After months of support on their new album, the band changed it's moniker to Brandon Callies & the American Revival.
“Euphoria to the ears, the Brandon Callies Band release their latest EP “Life Is Still Good”. Spellbinding riffs and indelible lyrics will captivate you from the beginning. Without a doubt; set the standard high. RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Michal Elizabeth Smith - On Tour Monthly
"If you haven't heard of Brandon Callies Band before, then you're really missing out on one of the most unique sounds you'll hear from any indie artist... ’The Gunner’ is only Brandon Callies Band's second album, but I already consider it the best album they've produced and the best rock album I've heard in the last year... I would go as far as to say The Gunner is one of my top 10 favorite rock songs of all time, as I have been listening to it and the rest of the album almost non-stop since the album released late last year.” Amanda D - Dallas Celebrity Advisor
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Hand Drawn Records is kicking off the "Hand Picked Tour" on June 15th. Acts include: Brandon Callies Band, Un Chien, and the Cut Throat Finches!
We are recording Scott Weiland songs and posting them to our bandcamp page as free downloads. Keep checking back because they will be slowly added.
Brandon Callies Band's new album "There's A Killer Down In Texas" is being released today at the Rattle Inn. Other acts on the bill include, Ryan Holley, The Van Sanchez, and Kickaction Collective. Don't miss it!
I am pleased to announce that (Live) Be Quiet! We're Recording! will be released on June 9th at Mohawk in Austin. Other acts include Jaimee Harris, The Heroine, and Taylor & the Wild Now.
We are finished recording the bonus tracks for "Be Quiet! We're Recording!"
City of Austin proclaims TODAY, “Brandon Callies Day” | This Thursday the City of Austin, Texas officially proclaims March 26th as “Brandon Callies Day,” topped off with television performance and speech by the mayor, Steve Adler, at City Hall, Thursday, March 26th, 2015 (5:30PM CST, KXAN TV).
The west coast tour went well. The band is back home and working on new music.
November 16 - Genghis Cohen (Los Angeles, CA)
November 17 - Maria Maria (Danville, CA)
November 18 - Private Event (San Francisco, CA)
November 20 - Naked Lounge (Sacramento, CA)
November 21 - Lost On Main (Chico, CA)
November 22 - Maria Maria (Walnut Creek, CA)
BCB releasing our 3rd record at The Brass House in Austin, TX! We're extremely excited about this Limited Edition "Life is Still Good" EP release; it'll be a special acoustic driven evening, with the new album, and freebies on-hand.
“Euphoria to the ears, the Brandon Callies Band release their latest EP “Life Is Still Good”. Spellbinding riffs and indelible lyrics will captivate you from the beginning. hout a doubt; set the standard high. RATING: “PUSH PLAY””
-Michal Elizabeth Smith, On Tour Monthly
The third release for Austin, TX alt-folk act Brandon Callies Band is the culmination of a whirlwind studio experiment in which namesake Brandon Callies tracked the Life is Still Good – EP unaccompanied before offering the balance of the material to his bandmates. The isolated nature of the recording process endorses itself throughout the final product.
Balanced thematically between darkness and light the extended-play amalgamates electric and acoustic instruments with an experimental take on the singer-songwriter genre. Tales of pain blend effortlessly to tributes of good fortune as the veteran singer cleverly tramps the intersections of desolation and prospect.
Hand Drawn Records is pleased to announce the newest member to the HDR Family, Brandon Callies Band (Austin, TX), and our partnership for their third release; the introspective alt-folk offering Life is Still Good – EP. Slated for July 2013 the issue will be limited edition in nature – only 300 vinyl and 200 compact discs will be produced.
“If you haven't heard of Brandon Callies Band before, then you're really missing out on one of the most unique sounds you'll hear from any indie artist... ’The Gunner’ is only Brandon Callies Band's second album, but I already consider it the best album they've produced and the best rock album I've heard in the last year... I would go as far as to say The Gunner is one of my top 10 favorite rock songs of all time, as I have been listening to it and the rest of the album almost non-stop since the album released late last year.”
– Amanda D, Dallas Celebrity Advisor
“’The Gunner’ is a splendid piece of work, and for anyone who is like me and craves music with deep, passionate lyrics where the vocals are what drives each song, then it is a must listen.”
– Jordan Buford, The Music Enthusiast
The Orange's album release show
w/ Grizzly Adams Family
Poor House in Fort Worth with Dawn & Hawkes, Bad Mountain, and the Roomsounds
(Live) Be Quiet! We're Recording! CD release show
Rock The Block in San Antonio
Brandon Callies Band "There's A Killer Down In Texas" album release!
Chris Whitehead's birthday bash!
With Trent Rush, Big Story, and South FM