Chris Brokaw’s resume over the past 25 years reads like a “who’s who” of indie rock alumni. Starting out as the founding member of Codeine and then fronting rock mainstay Come, Brokaw has established himself as a Renaissance man of songwriting. Since he’s collaborated over the years with Liz Phair, John McEntire (Tortoise), Rhys Chatham, Evan Dando, Glenn Jones, Thurston Moore, and even briefly with GG Allin, it is sometimes easier to list who Chris Brokaw hasn’t collaborated with rather than everyone who has crossed his path. After his time with Come, Brokaw lent his talents to bands such as Pullman, Consonant, and The New Year, constantly evolving and changing his pace and rhythm. Nowadays, Brokaw stays booked by a constant tour schedule and his duties as a member of Dirtmusic alongside Hugo Race of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
When the dust settles in the off-season, Brokaw finds himself drawn towards a more mature career path as a composer of film scores and soundtracks. His previous works for lauded independent art-house films such as I Was Born, But… and Road have made Brokaw’s instrumentals a familiar tone in the independent film community.
Brokaw had a slew of solo releases from labels such as 12XU, Atavistic, Brokaw’s own Capitan Records and a highly praised acoustic outing on Vin Du Select Qualitite. 2013 marked a return to film for Brokaw when he sat down to score the award-winning film Now, Forager, the lucid narrative of two lovers joined in the unusual scenario of mushroom foraging, which pushes their unstable relationship to its limits. The original motion picture soundtrack for Now, Forager was released on Dais Records in April of 2014.