Brad Hamers biography
Poet, philosopher, warrior-saint... This former Phlegm frontman, some-time photographer, performer, author, activist, collage artist and super-star mental gymnast currently resides in Portland, Oregon--where he enjoys large trees, cheap rent, relentless rain, arthouse films, and indie book stores.
Founded Three Sides Of A Circle Productions (3SC) in 2000, responsible for the critically acclaimed Phlegm debut "One Night Stands With Out Of Tune Instruments In A Room With Blue Wallpaper". After Slomoshun fell off, Brad went on to release his solo follow up entitled "Cut Ups Of A Paper Woman" almost entirely produced by Mr. Hamers himself. Guest production on 2 tracks was handled by Nobs. (+1 trk by Just Like Us) (+1 by Slomoshun)
2004 found Mr. Hamers linking up with long time friend Panzah Zandahz(now known as Big Pauper) to create the sonic masterpiece "Two Ton Sloth". After a slew of releases through PZ's Token Recluse imprint, Brad returned to New York as a founding member of the New Police Collective.
Mr. Hamers is also responsible for releasing 2 books, a spoken word LP, a handful of Singles, An Art/Poetry Book Series (Only Children) and touring extensively through Europe with PZ/Big Pauper.
Brad has recently released a new solo LP: 'Post No Dreams' (Nov.2010) (the last official release of Token Recluse Recordings)...
..& Plans to release a side-project solo LP called 'communiques', a Two Ton Sloth follow up on VHS, another book and an EP with the producer, Frietboer from The Netherlands (together known as Dust On Snow) are all on the horizon.
-Brad Hamers - (Book) Meta4etry (the tear i drank) - published by BurrowsInk 1999/2000?
-Phlegm - (EP) Meta4etry (the tear i spit back up) - 3SC 2001
-Phlegm - (LP) One Night Stands With Out Of Tune Instruments In A Room With Blue Wallpaper - 3SC march2002
-Brad Hamers - (Book) Leather Raincoats (+18 other titles) - 3SC 2003
-Brad Hamers - (LP) The Cut-Ups Of A Paper Woman - 3SC dec.2004 /jan.05
-Two Ton Sloth - (Free EP) Two Ton Sloth Loves Broadcast - Token Recluse 2006
-Two Ton Sloth - (7"single) School Play From A Cloud's Left Lung - Token Recluse 2007
-Brad Hamers - (LP) Ligature (spoken word CD) - Token Recluse 2007
-Two Ton Sloth - (Book / Art) Only Children series - Token Recluse 2007
-Two Ton Sloth - (LP) Two Ton Sloth is Brad Hamers & PZ - Token Recluse -jan.2008
-Two Ton Sloth - (Free LP) - Siphoning Dreams - Token Recluse -Dec.09
-Brad Hamers - (Digital Single) Forty&Eight - Token Recluse -June2010
-Dust On Snow (Brad & Frietboer) - (Digi Single) - Without Modern Shoes - NoLabel July2010
-Brad Hamers - (LP) Post No Dreams - Token Recluse -Nov.2010
-Dust On Snow - (EP) - You Were Murdered As A Kid - self-released(Sept.2011)
-Brad Hamers - (side-project LP) - Communiques - forthcoming (2012)
-Two Ton Sloth - (LP) -(currently untitled)- forthcoming -Cooler Than Cucumbers(Paris)June2012
-Brad Hamers - (Book) Brand Name Yachay - forthcoming (whoknows20whenever-hopefullySOON)
Check out Brad and friends at http://www.tokenrecluse.com
brad's art: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deadphlegm