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My music gets compared to Beck a fair amount. Sometimes it’s kind of a drag because everybody wants to be original of course. Anyway this Seattle Times article doesn’t call me the “poor man’s Beck”, it literally says I’m more affordable to license than Beck:

If your neighbor’s daughter’s garage band isn’t quite the sound you were seeking, you can explore rights-cleared music on sites like Magnatune (, which offers speedy commercial licensing for music in a variety of genres. You may not be able to afford the Beck tune you were hoping for, but you might find a serviceable “ironic electro-pop” substitute in a one-man band called “Brad Sucks” for a significantly reduced cost (depending on the type and scope of the project, this could be as low as 50 bucks).

Guess I’ll add that to the ol’ press kit: “A serviceable [Beck] substitute” – The Seattle Times

Posted on - April 5, 2006 [at] 10:55 am by Brad
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6 Comments on this post

Scott Reynen on Seattle Times article
April 5, 2006 at 11:56 am

I think as children we all hope to grow up and become a serviceable “ironic electro-pop” substitute. Congratulations.

Dave Page on Seattle Times article
April 5, 2006 at 1:56 pm

I e-mailed the author to mention “Bound by Law?”, a CC-licensed webcomic which details license problems with using samples of music in documentary film. It’s at

colvig on Seattle Times article
April 5, 2006 at 3:48 pm

I’d be flattered to be called a Beck Substitute.

Hell, you could make that a selling point.

“Instead of Beck, reach for Brad!”

Future Boy on Seattle Times article
April 5, 2006 at 10:50 pm

“Brad, he’s at your Beck and call.”

Ryan Hillier on Seattle Times article
April 6, 2006 at 2:22 am

Why can’t you be known for the awesomeness that is Brad Sucks, and not for the similarity-to-the-awesomeness that is Beck?

Wade Lewis on Seattle Times article
April 26, 2006 at 9:48 pm

I get tired of hearing this as well. It seems like Beck has evolved some over the years, but still feel like there is a lot of “intentional weirdness” in his lyrics. Doesn’t seem so much with your music. If it makes you feel any better I have yet to drop your songs on anyone yet that doesn’t say something along the lines of, “who the f#%k is this, they rock!”

Keep it up, Beck will be scoring movies before you know it and hanging out with Moby…and we all know where that goes.

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