Brendan Gerard is the kind of snowboarder who stands out whenever he is standing sideways. While his tight-panted exterior and CBGB’s-heyday attitude may be reminiscent of some of the bands and songs you will see below, Brendan is the kind of frontman who lets his craft do the talking. His verses are varied and at times whiskey-fueled, made up of hairy street gaps, tech DFDs, and a healthy dose of cheesewedges. His choruses are smooth staccato tuck-knees and other artfully orchestrated tweaks, wherein regardless of the terrain this Ohio-born rider is tackling, his riding commands attention and consistently delivers. Brendan’s snowboarding is undoubtedly loud, fast, and hard, but you can listen to his musical selections below at whatever volume you like.
– Mary Walsh
First Tracks (music that wakes you up): “Anemone”, The Brian Jonestown Massacre. “The Motorcycle Accident”, PreTeen.
Pow Ballad (favorite song to ride pow to): “Ancient Land”, The Holydrug Couple.
Jib Jam (favorite song to jib to): “Brain hiccup”, Teenanger.
Rock Ride (what song pumps you up the most during a session): “Leaves”, Bass Drum of Death.
Cool Down (what’s your mellow post riding song): “Safer”, Cough Cool. “Dream Over”, Pure X.
Pre Aprés (what do you listen to before you go out at night): “I Wanna Take You Out”, Part Time.
What is your favorite video part song of all-time? “Electric Renaissance”, Belle & Sebastian. Surveillance”, A Frames. Too Hard/Still hard intro “UFO’s Over Vampire City”, Eric Copeland.
What video part song that you’ve used have you been most stoked on? “Ciudad”, Dávila 666.
If you could be one rock star, who would it be? Hunx, of Hunx and His Punx.
Simple Guilty Pleasures (what are you ashamed to admit you actually like): I wouldn’t exactly say ashamed, but… “Stand By Me”, Oasis. “Alright”, Supergrass. “Meet Me in the Bathroom”, The Strokes.
Turn it Down (music you can’t stand): Rush, dub step, and anything made by a 20 something with a laptop and iTunes.
Turn it Off (worst song ever): Anything by Rianna or Katy Perry, it’s not funny or cute and you’re not fooling anyone, shit just plain sucks.
Noteworthy: “Geronimo”, Beach Party. “Proskater”, Settlers.