Just when you thought blues-rock duos were made up of skinny jeans and self-importance, Brother O’ Brother saves the day.
Skimming through Bandcamp, YouTube, or local dives, you’ll easily find that just about every other band is a duo. You’ll also find that most of them are just doing what Jack White or The Black Keys did ten years ago. But what are you gonna do when you want something just a bit more fun? You’ll need some Brother O’ Brother!The all-work-and-some-play ethics of Chris Banta and Warner Swopes have taken Brother O’ Brother from a garage band into a fully functioning, touring machine. Playing over 200 shows in the last 2 years (including supporting slots for Awolnation, Local H, and Diarrhea Planet) and selling thousands of records, there are no signs of slowing down. In their downtime, the duo run the indie label Romanus Records, which not only releases their own albums but some of the best indie rock from the Indianapolis area and beyond.
Fresh off the heels of their second LP, Brother O’ Brother have returned with Monster Truck. A six-song assault of fuzz, sweat, and tears.
Combing elements of T-Rex and Aladdin Sane-era Bowie, Brother O’ Brother utilize their chemistry as a way to keep themselves grounded. While the riffs are big and gnarly, their live show is spontaneous and fun. Slithering around on the stage, the walls, and the ceiling, Swopes and Banta swamp instruments and strike hilarious poses all without missing a single beat. With fists clenched and tongues firmly in cheek, Brother O’ Brother’s latest single “Monster Truck” boasts all the fury of their albums along with the antics of their live show. Oh, and did I mention there’s a monster truck? Yeah, rock n’ roll is always better with a monster truck!
Without further ado, Bearded Gentlemen Music is proud to present the world premiere of “Monster Truck” by Brother O’ Brother.
Monster Truck EP goes on sale August 11th at Romanus Records
Aaron (or Coop) is a freelance writer, multi-instrumentalist and overall lover of all things music. As an advocate for indie record labels and artists, he is passionate about local scenes and do-it-yourself artistry. If it’s good, it’s good. If it’s bad, he’s not afraid to explain why.