Portland dreamy electro-duo, Mackintosh Braun releases ‘We Ran Faster Then’; a stunning electro track with dreamy vocals. The perfect end to a hectic bank holiday weekend.
We caught up with Ben…
How and why did you start making music?
We both started at a young age. Ian was a member of his family band growing up and was interested in song writing and production very early on, writing and producing his own music.
I (Ben) grew up around music my whole life. My dad played drums for Hall & Oates for over 20 years which spurred my interest in musicianship and songwriting. I’ve been producing and writing music since I got my first drum machine at 11.
We both love what writing brings out of us, and are very connected creatively on that front.
Describe your sound in three words.
Where do you cite your musical influences from?
We both grew up on Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Bowie. Some more current and constant inspirations include Holy Ghost!, Midnight Juggernauts and Phantogram.
We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?
Some current favs are Tame Impala, Mew and Beach House. The music scene is vast and inspiring, so much to listen to these days.
What is next for you? Are you planning a tour?
Yes we are planning a tour and are exciting to get our new album Arcadia out to the world and play new songs for everyone. It’s going to a fun ride.
Listen below to ‘We Ran Faster Then’:
Sounds like: The Colourist, Cassettes Won’t Listen, Your Vegas, Holy Ghost!, Mew, Phantogram, Hey Champ, Washed Out, Summer Heart, M83