Brainwashed Proper Citizens is the solo project of Winnipeg-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Adam Halstrom.
Over the past 20 years, Halstrom has developed a rich history in the music scene spanning Winnipeg and northern Manitoba. He has performed in a number of projects, most recently alternative rock group Plain as Ghosts, and is often found working behind the scenes supporting indepedent artists by way of audio production, album design and web design. In 2014, his production of Dee Erin Band's album "Broken Road" was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award. In 2016, his production of Plain as Ghosts' debut "Rendering" earned the band an opening spot for Tom Cochrane. In 2017, Halstrom has re-focused on promoting a batch of all new solo material as Brainwashed Proper Citizens.
"Guitar-driven, melodic alterna-whatever." Simply put: a blend of 90's-influenced alternative rock and indie folk.
Consider a blend of alternative rock (Smashing Pumpkins, Feeder, Matthew Good Band) and melodic indie folk rock (Death Cab for Cutie, Guster, The Shins). The result is Brainwashed Proper Citizens. guitar-centric rock mixed with Halstrom's unique vocal style.