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Piano-playing musicians usually have a hard time of "cracking" the mainstream, but they are some of our favorites.

Brendan James is a singer/songwriter, and his music definitely falls under that genre.

His songs and voice remind us of the little known (but loved by us) Casey Stratton.

Green is one of our favorite songs of Brendan's. And, no, it's not a song of money.

It's a pretty pretty mid-tempo number about love.

We love pretty songs. We love pretty voices. We love pianos.

If you like that too, then you will love this song and you will love Brendan James.

Check out Green below and then CLICK HERE to listen to more of James' music!

94 comments to “Listen To This: Primary Colors”

  1. poop says – reply to this


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    1srt

  2. lalal says – reply to this


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    1stttt bitches

  3. Katie DDDD says – reply to this


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    I FREAKING LOVE PEREZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    5th?

  4. Katie DDDD says – reply to this


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    btw music is SYCK PEREZ
    keep it comminggggggg

  5. jess says – reply to this


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    aww i love it

  6. shea says – reply to this


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    first

  7. 50 degrees says – reply to this


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    1st Bytches

  8. 123justcommenting says – reply to this


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    1st-Its cool

  9. Connie says – reply to this


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    First!

  10. m says – reply to this


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    mm

  11. Brittany says – reply to this


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    FIRST!

  12. caroline says – reply to this


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    FIRST

  13. lino says – reply to this


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    very pretty as you say…sounds a little like vintage Chris de burge!…

  14. drinkmymilkshake says – reply to this


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    top ten assholes ps the guy above me posted a gay comment

  15. first says – reply to this


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    first?

  16. kkk says – reply to this


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    hey now

  17. shopgirl says – reply to this


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    GOD……. THAT IS A GREAT SONG..I WILL BUY IT..GREAT VOICE..GREAT EVERYTHING

  18. Poo is gabboobbs says – reply to this


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    Cocksucker or cuntlicker? Not sure, oh wait! Mimoo asslicker!

  19. im a says – reply to this


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    barbie girl in the barbie worllddd my boobs are plastic thats so fantastic you can brush my weave and take my to kfc isnt that fantastic now lets go fuckin

  20. BARK BITCHES IS FIERCE! says – reply to this


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    THIS GUY IS AS GAY AS A FUCKIN PINK TRAIN RUNNING THRU THE TOILET IN NYC. I'D RATHER BANG A BLACK CHICK THAN LISTEN TO THIS SHIT. I'D RATHER HANG OUT WITH A JEW AT THE BANK THEN SEE HIS FACE. I'D RATHER BEAT MY DICK LIKE AN IRAQI PRISINOR THAN HAVE TO EVER LISTEN TO ANYTHING BY THIS CRAP HOMO AGAIN! NOW BARK BITCHES! TELL EM LIKE IT IS! WE DON'T WANT THIS KINDA CRAP ONLINE! BARK!

  21. Leigh James says – reply to this


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    nice catch Perez! We too like pretty boys singing and playing pretty pianos :3 I'm down for it.

  22. kitten says – reply to this


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    OH MY GOSH, loved it! He's adoreable!

  23. betchass says – reply to this


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    why the hell is the post titled Primary Colors?
    you do know green is not a primary color? fucktard

  24. Juice Tuna says – reply to this


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    Is this elevator music?

  25. jenny says – reply to this


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    omg… i just have to say, i love CASEY STRATTON too! i just randomly bought his cd and loved it! i thought it was just me!

  26. Theresa says – reply to this


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    I LOVE this stuff! Keep it coming and remind us all to buy his CD on June 3 when it comes out! I tried to buy it on itunes now and was sad when I found out that its not out yet! :(

  27. tara BON JOVI ABU DAHBI says – reply to this


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    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&********************************

    JON BON JOVI I LOVE RICHIE SO MUCH

    JON BON JOVI FUCKING RULES OH MY GOD IVE BECOME A GROUPIE

    I WAS JUST FRONT ROW SILVER MOSH PIT AT THE BON JOVI CONCERT IN ABU DAHBI IT WAS FKING AMAZING OH MY GOD I WANNA FUCK RICHI SAMBORA SO BAD……..THEY WERE AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, BON JOVI FUCKING ROCKS, THEY PUT ON A SHOW OF A LIFE TIME…GOD I FEEL LIKE IM FLOATING ON AIR….I LOVE RICHIE DUMP DENISE

  28. jen says – reply to this


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    I LOVE Brendan James! I have been listening to him for a long time now. It is great to see him getting more publicity. I cannot wait for his album to be released June 3!!!

  29. k2 says – reply to this


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    Brendan James came to UNC (where he graduated from) and performed this spring and I was there…. he was amaaaaaazing! He said the song "Green" was about a girl he used to work with at Urban Outfitters… I thought that was cute. Thanks for featuring him!!

  30. thanks says – reply to this


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    I LOVE THIS…thanks for always putting up great new artists to listen to!

  31. D says – reply to this


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    "and oh, oh, oh, all she cried for me!" did no one else catch that?! haha

  32. Lauren says – reply to this


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    Re: Juice Tuna
    No, this is what you call REAL talent. Too bad you can't appreciate it. Re: Juice Tuna

  33. poe says – reply to this


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    UM NO. THAT SOUNDS LIKE JOHN TESH MUSIC.

  34. ALLISON says – reply to this


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    BRENDAN JAMES IS AMAZING. I'VE SEEN HIM LIVE.

  35. Jen says – reply to this


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    Re: poe – Exactly! This sucks.

  36. K says – reply to this


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    FINALLY! THANK YOU! I am so happy you posted something about him! He's amazing! And with your posting I'm sure he will take off! :-)

  37. jealousi says – reply to this


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    omg PEREZ, he totally reminds me of don mclean! listen to his voice, they sound very similar!

  38. TARHEEL says – reply to this


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    not my type of music BUT HE DID GO TO MY COLLEGE AND SING IN OUR AMAZING ACAPELLA GROUP

  39. j to the k says – reply to this


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    It is so refreshing to see original talent being displayed in this venue. Thanks Perez!

  40. Bree says – reply to this


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    thanks Perez,

    This guy is amazing - like a young David Gray… I got goosebumps everywhere!!
    I have already gone to YouTube and listened to all his stuff - where can I buy an album!!!!

  41. Marcelo says – reply to this


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    Brendan! CONGRATS! im so happy Perez found out bout you! (Me and Brendan used 2 work together in a retail store in NYC a few years ago!) Now you're really gonna explode! Congrats! You deserve it! ~Marcelo

  42. Fo Realz says – reply to this


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    He's fucking gorgeous. I would buy the CD just for his picture on the cover!

  43. green says – reply to this


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    nice song……..but you do know GREEN is NOT a primary color. They are red, blue, and yellow.

  44. bourbonblondie says – reply to this


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    brendan is awesome, i have know him for 9 years now… so glad you posted this perez!! JUNE 3 people, buy the album!! :)

  45. Pinkerton says – reply to this


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    How wonderful is it to see little Brendan Ernst grow into this amazing artist Brendan James. Beautiful

  46. candy says – reply to this


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    Fagalicious!!!

  47. meh says – reply to this


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    He sounds like a complete knockoff of a Canadian band from a few years back, Stabilo. This guy is good…but Stabilo did it better.

  48. steffie says – reply to this


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    "Green" wants to be "Yellow" What a Coldplay wannabe.

  49. KO says – reply to this


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    Geeeez/ that song bugged the crap out of me. buh-leh.

  50. SE says – reply to this


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    Re: steffie
    He sounds nothing like Coldplay! They have two totally different sounds!

  51. alex says – reply to this


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    This song is so beautiful! Brendan is such a talented artist.

  52. ohtheirony says – reply to this


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    I think it's so funny to see this since I went to high school with him. It's great that he's come so far. Everyone should buy his album when it comes out on June 3rd! It's going to be great!

  53. Kris says – reply to this


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    CASEY STRATTON IS AMAZING!

  54. Meredith says – reply to this


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    Andrew McMahon is so much better that it makes me sick.

  55. Jon says – reply to this


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    Gorgous!!! just Gorgous….

  56. tarheel4lyfe says – reply to this


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    i went to college with him and he is fantastic!! i hope he goes far because his music is amazing and he has so much talent. i love brendan james! go heels!

  57. love says – reply to this


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    Brendan went to my alma mater and I recently saw him in concert there. He was absolutely AMAZING and sounded even better when he sang with his former a capella group the Clef Hangers! AMAZING!

  58. AWESOME! says – reply to this


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    I went to his MySpace page and watched both the videos..and this guy is TOTALLY amazing!!
    THANKS PEREZ for finally featuring a guy with BUNCHES of talent! He's going to go far! I totally LOVE Brendan and will buy his CD..and that's saying ALOT - since I have made it a point not to by CD's because the RIAA SUCKS ASS and has ruined the music industry single handedly by their lack of foresight and their insatiable GREED.

  59. Brock says – reply to this


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    um, can you say young Elton John. The melody is totally that.

  60. Megan says – reply to this


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    I am from Chapel Hill NC and Brendan plays in Chapel Hill a lot. I've seen him a few times and he is great live as well as down to earth. I think he has some stuff on Itunes and should have a record out soon if I remember correctly.

  61. Mario says – reply to this


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    Casey Stratton is an amazing musician. So great to see you mention his talent here!!

  62. caitlin says – reply to this


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    Lame! This is not piano rock! If you want really piano rock check out the band hugo they are on myspace music check them out again it's HUGO

  63. Nicoleee says – reply to this


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    well brendan james is pretty much the best and all of you who said all those mean things..you dont even know him. hes a really good guy and really funny [my familys friends with his family] sooo yeah shut the eff up.

  64. musofan says – reply to this


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    THIS GUY IS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAMAZING. Thank you PEREZ.
    *** PEREZ HILTON - YOU HAVE THE BEST MUSIC EAR EVER****

  65. ChristinaSte says – reply to this


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    OH MY GOD…Perez…You guys are so awesome in the music finds…HE IS SO BRILLIANT…He is a male version of good ol' Natalie Merchant!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS FIND!!!!!!

  66. PennyLane says – reply to this


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    He's good. But he is no Jason Soudah.

  67. hellya says – reply to this


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    i use to work with brendan at urban…its about time america heard his awesome feel good music!

  68. also from pinkerton says – reply to this


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    Re: Pinkerton – showing up on perez probably makes brendan e. the most famous person from our high school, huh? moreso than kerri lynn pratt, for sure.

  69. jdf says – reply to this


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    brendan worked at Urban Outfitters in nyc.
    awesome to see him on your site!

  70. yup says – reply to this


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    derry, NH woooooo

  71. emily rugburn says – reply to this


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    brendan james is amazing! thank you for posting this. it is much appreciated

  72. jayboi says – reply to this


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    I like "The Sun Will Rise"…its not up on Myspace anymore, so I guess I'll need to get the cd. It was on a Private Practice episode.

  73. ja-fo says – reply to this


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    he's ok … but no one rocks a piano like Ben Folds.

  74. Rick says – reply to this


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    'eh…he's alright…

    Casey is 100X's more talented, it's the voice…

  75. Matt says – reply to this


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    This is good stuff, check out www.drewdefour.com !!!

  76. OHOH says – reply to this


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    He's amazing!!! Used to know Brendan and the girl he wrote "Green" about….this is deserved sucess!

  77. Kristen says – reply to this


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    i went to unc with brendan and have been to his concerts in nyc - he's amazing!!!!!!!

  78. Staci says – reply to this


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    I dig it. He has a unique sound and I love that.

  79. Jenny says – reply to this


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    Ahh….Casey Stratton's music is wonderful! Thanks for thinking so, too.

  80. LadiesLove says – reply to this


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    Brendan's voice is amazing. I actually don't think this song does it justice. Nice find Perez. He's gonna be big.

  81. Courtnay & Josh says – reply to this


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    Brendan is the BOMB! We saw him in a private concert in Charlotte! This is only the beginning for Brendan. Watch out - once his album is released in June look out for Brendan-mania! We can't wait to have you back in Charlotte again Brendan. Best of luck to you.

  82. alex says – reply to this


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    hey great song!
    if you like piano based stuff. check out.. patrickalancasey

    @
    www . myspace . com / patrickalancaseymusic

  83. Tabatha C says – reply to this


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    Brendan's personality is a strong competitor with his talent. He's got it all. Congratulations, Brendan!

  84. marc says – reply to this


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    this is cuz of marc… haha

  85. aza123neo says – reply to this


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    Like this kind of music? Google Ferras and listen to some of his tracks from the new album Aliens & Rainbows. Much better than this crap :D

  86. Angela says – reply to this


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    Congrats Brendan!!!!
    Everyone go to www.brendanjames.com and pre order his CD!!!!
    He's simply an amazing talented artist.

  87. Chip says – reply to this


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    You are so right…we do love our Casey Stratton. :)

  88. Reno says – reply to this


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    BRYAN GREENBERG's Dobbleganger!

  89. becca says – reply to this


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    his piano playing skills remind me of jon mclauglin. he's hot and i love his fucking voice

  90. Kess says – reply to this


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    Its about time someone picked up on Brendan, truly a talent, especially live!

  91. tallboy7 says – reply to this


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    sounds like a little boy crying in a cloud of wasps.

    Total shit. WTF, Perez

  92. Brendanfan says – reply to this


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    You can ore-order Brendan's CD on Amazon.com too. He's awesome!

  93. Erasure25 says – reply to this


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    Re: jenny – Casey Stratton has quite a loyal group of fans. If you ever have the chance to see him perform live, it is well worth a plane ticket. Seriously! He is THAT good and a definite nice guy!!

  94. Sarah says – reply to this


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    I don't get people who leave rude comments. You are entitled to your own opinion, but come on, that is a bit pathetic to go through the trouble just to be negative. If you don't like it, and it doesn't float your boat, don't listen to it. I, on the other hand, am becoming a HUGE fan of Brendan. He is one talented man and I can't wait to hear what else he will write in the future. Whoever that girl was who inspired that song was one lucky girl. I like to think it's about me since green is my favorite color…Oh, and I LOVE Urban Outfitters. ;D