I met Bill when he first moved to town from Chicago. It was his birthday and as he didn't know anybody Pat and Anna invited some of their friends to help him celebrate at Vegetarian Dim Sum House on Pell Street. It is a popular destination when people are visiting or new to town because it is exciting to order a bunch of gelatinous vegetarian goodies. The treasure balls are always a big hit -- you have to get a few orders because they tend to go fast.
He got recruited to join These Are Powers after Ted decided to pursue other interests. The story is that Brenmar played with Powers in Chicago and it was love at first sight, or something to that effect anyway.
I will say that Bill is a pretty formidable dude, so if you were thinking of messing with him you should probably think again. After listening to his solo stuff I can really see where his influence on the new Powers stuff comes in.
He has slept on my couch a number of times and I have to say is quite a pleasant houseguest. If you have the opportunity, I would recommend having him over as well.
Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Brenmar.
Prize Pig b/w Oh, Gasoline Girl (Candy Animals)
2. Oh, Gasoline Girl
These Are Powers/The Creeping Nobodies (Army Of Bad Luck)