Means to the Ends,” Bright Dog Red’s Ropeadope Records debut, is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Digital Music, Bandcamp, and other services.

“Spirited and inspired jazz that skillfully weaves in additional elements of electronica and hip-hop. ‘Means to the Ends’ is exhilarating.” – Blue in Green Radio, UK

“Exploratory sounds from a group on the rise… Strikes an insane balance of minimal tactile grooves with massive improvisational freakouts on a jazz club hip hop space odyssey.” – The Bolg Blog, Twin Cities

“In an age of individually wrapped packets of ‘entertainment’, Means To The Ends is a refreshing deep dive into musical exploration without a hint of self indulgence. It’s hip, it’s a groove, and at the same time it’s OUT.” – Louis Marks, Ropeadope


Ropeadope, long at the nexus of jazz, hip hop, and electronica, seems a natural home for BDR’s singular fusion of free improvisation, electronica, jazz, hip hop, psychedelia, and noise music. Ropeadope’s extensive roster includes releases from DJ Logic, Snarky Puppy, Christian McBride, Charlie Hunter, Christian Scott, and Eddie Palmieri, among others.

Press inquiries should be submitted through the Ropeadope Records Media Access Center:  Bright Dog Red Media Access


“Bullet Proof Shoes,” released in 2017, features a single track, a 31-minute extended improvisation, reminiscent of and inspired by BDR’s live sets.

“Get lost in Bright Dog Red’s latest offering, ‘Bullet Proof Shoes,’ and revel in musical metamorphosis.” Masked Faces Blog


“Teasers.” released in October of 2015, introduced the band’s unique brand of improvisation. “Musician’s music that I highly recommend,” The Bolg.


Bright Dog Red’s music is available for purchase at Bandcamp.