Twenty-eight years ago, pissed-off twelve-year-olds around the universe discovered a new planet, a Black Planet. Public Enemy’s aggressive, Benihana beats and incendiary lyrics instilled fear among parents and teachers everywhere, even in the border town of Laredo, Texas, home of the future founders of the Latin-Funk-Soul-Breaks supergroup, Brownout. The band’s sixth full-length album (out May 25th) Fear of a Brown Planet is a musical manifesto inspired by Public Enemy’s music and revolutionary spirit.
When legendary hip hop personality Fab Five Freddy introduced the members of Brownout at the 2017 Austin Music Awards, it seemed fitting that a legend of that stature would be tasked to pass the floor to a band of musicians who already have earned the respect of Prince (RIP), GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Bernie Worrel (RIP), and Ozzy Osbourne. The latter became a fan from Brownout’s previous two releases; Brownout Presents: Brown Sabbath and Brownout Presents: Brown Sabbath Vol. II.
Meet Brownout - the hardest working band in show business today. For those who haven’t yet heard, Brownout has gone from the alter-ego of Austin, Texas’ Grammy award winning Latin ensemble Grupo Fantasma to a full-blown split personality.For over eight years Brownout has forged its own truly greasy, unparalleled path on the Latin psych-funk frontier.