Mr. Late Nite Kappa
When he’s not slaying grooves in retro-funk band Moans or splitting Earth in fem-focused Belladon, Alexander Bravo’s solo project SHRUBRAVO* serves as his primary musical outlet.
Focused on chilled-out songwriting informed by jazz, lo-fi and psych-pop, the San Diego native manages to run the gamut in all that is quirk-rock. His 2017 debut album Approachable explored themes on motivation, surfing, and fortune cookies, while veering in-and-out of various sonic realms akin to shoegaze and hip-hop. His 2018 follow-up album Too Approachable further delved into pop idioms and meditations on relationship conundrums, loneliness and eating more green veggies. Both albums, co-produced by Zack Aguirre, showcase his DIY ethos and versatility as an instrumentalist and producer. His third album, titled Unapproachable, was released via Moonquake Records in late January of 2021 that dives into a synth-laden pop world full of self-reflection, observational humor and his experiences local and abroad.