Louisville, Kentucky native Christopher Browder may look unassuming enough, but he’s
a man who’s both prone to embracing what’s in front of him and running with it, and an
artist who’s not afraid to look over his shoulder for inspiration.
His heartfelt second album, “Dig Up The Dead”, released under the moniker Mansions,
is unflinching in its honesty, and intense in its ability to engage and emote in equal
measure. Recorded in the various houses and apartments Browder found himself in,
all across the Southeast, over a six-month period, this deeply personal album acts as a
candid and compelling look into one man’s psyche, in the midst of change and nostalgia.
And while previous touring-mates joined him on some tracks, Browder completed the
lion’s share of recording alone. It’s an impressive follow-up to March 2009’s critically
acclaimed “New Best Friends” (Doghouse Records) and last spring’s well-received B-
In support of “Dig Up The Dead” - before its April 5th, 2011 release through Burning
House Records / King Bones Recordings - Browder is hitting the road with label-mate,
friend and Honorary Title frontman, Jarrod Gorbel. Mansions live shows are as unique
and all-inclusive as Browder’s music - playing, as he does, with a touring band made
up of a variety of both friends and strangers; a collaborative endeavor he’s previously
showed off while on tour with the likes of Get Up Kids and David Bazan.