NYC artist Brennan Dylan is a guitar virtuoso and composer who lays down a unique 4-on-the-floor rock, metal and neoclassical guitar style. After numerous solo performances on both coasts and in-between, including performances on bills with artists Michael Angelo Batio, DeathRiders and Gorillaz, he concluded it was time to put a band together. In the fall of 2013 Men Without Armies was born. Armed with a bass player sporting a killer set of pipes and a drummer who knows no fear, the trio hit Vibe Studios Ohio recording 6 songs in 8 days. 'NYC' is the 1st song the band has released. You can experience their music here:
MWA will be releasing new music with interesting artwork regularly over the coming months. The self titled EP will be released in early Spring 2014
Men Without Armies
Brian Taylor Goldstein
“Brennan Dylan, a guitar virtuoso and DIY artist from Los Angeles, has effectively bridged the gap between rock and electronic music to create a new and inventive sound. Inspired by classic rock such as AC/DC and Van Halen, Dylan weaves complex guitar riffs with synths influenced by Deadmau5 and Skrillex.” -Performer Magazine, 01.01.2012
"Brennan's creativity incorporating his guitar into electronica records and making music from it has effectively paved the way for a new genre to exist and new bands to break through to the mainstream and follow his lead."
-Crumpled Critique, 04.12.2012
"Brennan recently sent over a new mix of the track "Spit Fire" from Broken Glass, and we jumped on the chance to bring you this metaled-up take on the album cut." - Guitar World, 04.24.2012
"But don't expect another guitar virtuoso merely burning up the fret board with his magical widdling. Well, there is that: Brennan has wits and licks to both impress and stymie any neo-classical guitar whiz."
- Dangerdog Music Reviews, 01.03.2011
"Some consider Brennan’s guitar playing to be a combination of Randy Rhoads meets Jeff Beck, but on this record its more Yngwie Malmsteen meets SBTRKT." -Arthur Kade, 04.12.2012
"He is a guitar player with a ton of talent, two tons of ability and enough energy to power a 5,000 seat auditorium."
- The Guitar Buzz, 10.08.2010