|Location: San Mateo, CA, USA|
|Description: Finless Brown is a Bay Area based 6 piece live hip hop band that fronted by Paulie Rhyme and Moto, who sings and raps in both English and Japanese.|
|Biography: Finless Brown is a live hip hop band based in San Francisco, CA. With members hailing from Japan, Santa Cruz, Marin, Philly, Alameda, and Cleveland, Finless Brown brings a unique sound that has drawn comparisions to Portishead, the Beastie Boys, the Roots, and Dee Lite. Fronted by the husband and wife duo of Paulie Rhyme and biligual singer/emcee Moto (who sings and rhymes in English and Japanese), Finless Brown promotes having a good time, thinking alittle, and stepping outside of the box when making about music. Before being based in SF, Finless Brown was based in Cleveland, OH, where the band was featured in magazines such as the Scene, the Cleveland Free Times, and the Cleveland Magazine, as well as peforming alongside such acts as the Beatnuts, Non Phixon, Grand Agent, Heiruspecs, Killarmy (Wu Tang), Grand Buffet, and Grammy nominated Jazz legend Greg Bandy. As a result, Finless Brown was nominated for Best Local Band at Cleveland.com (2003) and Best Hip Hop Band by the Cleveland Scene (2003). Finless Brown was also featured on the Crooked River Groove Band Series (Cuyahoga Community College), The Little Domain That Could Vol 1. (Domain Cleveland), Home on the Strange Vol. 1 (Strange Love), as well as recieving airplay on radio in Japan, Belgium, France, and the UK for their 2003 release, "the Browntown Ep".
Since relocating to the San Francisco area, Finless Brown has taken their brand of "politically charged party music" to the booming, and overwhelming music scene that is the Bay Area, and recieved nothing but love. Releasing their first full length project recorded in Cleveland with the original lineup, "Next Caper" (2004), and playing at various venues in the Bay, including Milk (Vibe Magazine), the Social Club, San Francisco State, and UC Hayward. Finless Brown has been featured at the 2004 LA County Fair, the Temple Bar (Santa Monica), the Sunset Room (Hollywood), Club Good Hurt (LA), and Fais Do Do (LA). "Next Caper", a 13 track funk influenced Midwest hip hop torch bearer, features production by hip hop legends Dj Lord Jazz of the Lords of the Underground and longtime Wu Tang Clan producer 4th Disciple, and has help Finless Brown reach even more people across the country and around the globe, allowing Finless Brown to embark on it first cross country tour (California, Kansas, Utah, Colorado, Iowa, and Ohio) this past fall.
The future looks bright for Finless Brown, as they continue to play the out regionally and ready the release of their next project, Underground Superheroes (CD/LP).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Browntown Wreckords is proud to announce the release of Finless Brown's latest Ep, Underground Superheroes. Finless Brown is a live hip hop band originally from Cleveland, OH before moving out to the Bay area in 2003. This is the third release for the band, previously releasing the Browntown Ep (2001) and Next Caper (2004), both of which recieved airplay and reviews all across the globe including the UK, Japan, Germany, Belgium, France, and the US. Finless Brown's previous release, Next Caper, also gave the band an opportunity to work with Hip Hop legends Dj Lord Jazz (Lords of the Underground) and 4th Disciple (Wu Tang affiliate), as well as tour the country in 2004 and make the transition into the Bay Area music scene.
Underground Superheroes, a five song Ep, is the the first project recorded since the band made the move to the Bay. Midwest funk and soul is still prevalent in the mix, while the collective creative approach that the band takes in songwriting, adds that Cali flavor. This is also the first project with the current instrumental lineup of Dj Gordo Cabeza, Dan Miller on bass, "Young" Dave Hudson on drums, and "Evil" Leo Herrick on keys. The husband and wife duo of Paulie Rhyme and Moto still hold down the vocal work, adding more creative layers while staying true to their hip hop and funk roots.
Underground Superheroes will hit stores mid August, with the band primarily doing westcoast dates throughout the Fall. Paulie Rhyme will be hitting the road on a 20 city tour (mid August to mid September) with Buffalo's Deepthinka Records to promote the record. Tour dates are available at www.finlessbrown.com .
CONTACT: PAUL RICHARDSON PRHYME@TMO.BLACKBERRY.NET 415-867-8932