(Brooklyn, NY – September 11, 2012) — Brendan Hines’ latest release Small Mistakes is available today and is a collection of songs written in bars and on planes. The first love song Brendan ever wrote is “Could’ve Sworn”, the first track on the record. With a reminder of Conor Oberst, the singer/songwriter certainly let his first love song set the tone for the rest of Small Mistakes.
Brendan is a singer/songwriter/actor/guitar player who was raised in Baltimore, Maryland to a former nun and a former priest who fled Brooklyn and the church to marry and teach Philosophy. After fascinating but failed stints as a prom photographer and a telephoning salesman Hines left Baltimore for New York and subsequently Los Angeles.
His songs are often about people he meets at street level and are primarily interested in escaping into bottles or beds. The music is folk. The sort of folk that you require to get you through a bad hangover or a broken heart; or into a binge or an unwise encounter. His songs are cautionary tales, post-love autopsies, wise-ass seductions, and ruminations on bad behavior delivered with candid whimsy, gallows humor and endlessly satisfying rhymes.
Mr. Hines underwrites his music career by acting in film and television. He writes, records and tours under the ineffective pseudonym, The Brendan Hines.
Since 2003, Hines has been performing regularly at the Hotel Cafe, the preeminent venue for singer/songwriters in Los Angeles. His first album, a collection of ten original songs entitled Good For You Know Who was released in 2007. His song, “Miss New York”, was featured in the 2010 Sundance Audience Award-winning independent film Happythankyoumoreplease. Brendan is currently available for interviews throughout the release.
BRENDAN HINES – SMALL MISTAKES
September 11 – Night Cat – Easton, MD
September 12 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA*
September 13 – The Casbah – Durham, NC*
September 16 – The Altamont – Asheville, NC*
September 18 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH*
September 19 – Bug Jar – Rochester, NY*
September 20 – The Drake – Toronto, ONT*
September 22 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA*
September 23 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT*
September 24 – Club Passim – Cambridge, MA*
September 25 – Empire – Portland, ME*
September 27 – 92YTribeca – New York, NY*
* indicates shows with The Milk Carton Kids