Dan Braun

Dan Braun (born May 1961) is a musician, composer, writer, editor, art director, and film producer. Dan Braun and his twin brother Josh started several punk bands in high school in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, including Platinum Hardcore and Hack Ptooey. Their first real band was called Spinal Root Gang. Other members included Trey Sabatelli, Karen Fish, Janis Krasnow, Madonna Ciccone and their father, Saul Braun. Braun moved to New York City in 1979. Josh followed shortly thereafter, and they started the post-punk/no wave band Circus Mort with Rick Oller and Michael Gira, who later went on to form the Swans. After recording one EP on Labor Records in 1981, Circus Mort broke up. Braun joined with Gira in the Swans for a short stint in 1982, and was on the album Body to Body, Job to Job (1991). He then went on to play with a myriad of New York bands and musicians including DNA co-founder Robin Crutchfield, performance artist Julia Heyward, and composer Pat Irwin. Dan and Josh then joined The Del-Byzanteens; Dan played drums. Other members of the band were Phil Kline and soon to be film director Jim Jarmusch. They recorded one album, Lies to Live By, and one 45 single, "Draft Riot".

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