DJ Speir Loves It! Fast-rising and viral alt-punk-rap duo Joey Valence & Brae have just dropped their highly-anticipated debut full-length album, “PUNK TACTICS TODAY.” Brace yourselves for a wild ride into the exhilarating world of Joey Valence & Brae, where personality, humor, and outstanding musicianship collide. Click that play button and immerse yourself in an album that’s been described as “a culmination of the last year of antics and art.” Plus, they’ve snagged the coveted spot as September’s Future Artist of the Month on BBC Radio 1.
A Nostalgic Blast from the Past
Picture the soundscape of giants like Beastie Boys, add in a generous sprinkling of ’90s references from Mortal Kombat to Nike Air and Super Mario, and you’ve got the irresistible sonic concoction that is Joey Valence & Brae. They’re resurrecting a sound that’s equal parts nostalgia and infectiousness, perfect for misfit teens and nostalgic adults alike. This dynamic duo, hailing from State College, PA, has crafted 14 larger-than-life tracks that will have you grooving.
DIY Magic in Joey’s Bedroom
Believe it or not, all 14 songs on “PUNK TACTICS” were cooked up in Joey’s home bedroom. Their music journey began by releasing one banger at a time, rapidly gaining the attention of indie hip-hop aficionados and Gen Z enthusiasts alike. In less than a year, they’ve secured festival spots and racked up major TikTok traction, proving that their genre-blending style is striking a chord with audiences hungry for something fresh. Drawing inspiration from the worlds of hardcore punk and hip-hop, they’re seamlessly navigating the realms of pop culture and counterculture.
The Chaos Takes to the Road in 2024
Get ready for the chaos because Joey Valence & Brae are hitting the road in 2024 for a US Headline Tour. They’ll be making stops in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, Philly, San Francisco, Toronto, and more. General on-sale begins on September 15th. But before that, catch them at the Sea.Hear.Now Festival in Asbury Park on September 17th and in an opening slot with LSDREAM at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 12th. For tickets and more information, head over to
From Penn State University to the World
Joey Valence & Brae’s incredible journey began with a chance meeting at a Red Lobster near Penn State University. Since then, they’ve taken their genre-breaking and era-bending sound from dorm rooms to venues, festivals, and homes around the globe. With millions of followers on TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, and hits like “Double Jump” and “Punk Tactics” (the former famously dubbed “the best performance in the history of Ellen”), their star is on the rise. “Punk Tactics” alone has been streamed more than 100 million times, a testament to their magnetic appeal. They’ve sold out shows across North America and Europe and graced the stages of some of the world’s most renowned music festivals, including Lollapalooza, Life is Beautiful, and Riot Fest.
Dreams of Unity and Pokémon Cards
While Joey Valence & Brae aspire to unite the world in peace and love, for now, they’re busy amassing the largest Pokémon card collection of all time and blessing our ears with their music. With “PUNK TACTICS TODAY,” they’ve given us a high-octane, genre-defying gift that’s bound to keep fans on their toes and the music world buzzing. So, hit that play button, join the chaos, and let the punk tactics commence!
PUNK TACTICS Tracklisting:
DELINQUENT (TEEN TITAN)
TANAKA 2 w/ LOGIC
STREET PIZZA w/ Bonjour Señor
9/17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Sea.Hear.Now Festival^
10/12 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
1/17 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
1/19 – Washington, DC – DC9
1/20 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
1/23 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
1/24 – Boston, MA – Middle East
1/26 – Montreal, QC – Le Ministère
1/27 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
1/29 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
1/30 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
2/2 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Other Side
2/3 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
2/5 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
2/6 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
2/8 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord
^ festival date
# supporting LSDREAM
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