× The Brother Brothers add Scandinavian dates to their March and April tour

The Brother Brothers add Scandinavian dates to their March and April tour

The Brother Brothers carry the folk tradition for a new generation. Identical twins David and Adam Moss honor contemporary aches with the nostalgic tenderness of another time on their debut full-length album, Some People I Know, out on Compass Records. Their stunning songcraft blends masterfully gentle guitar, cello and five-string fiddle with the sublime sort of two-part harmonies only brothers can carry. Their palpably fraternal stage presence and wonderfully familiar heart have earned repute among a modern folk scene.

The album's title, Some People I Know, refers to the personal nature of these songs. As David explains, “I think every song on the album is about a person or a character, and in a way, it’s a reflection of ourselves.” For example, “Mary Ann,” written by David, is an encouraging ode to a friend with depression. “Banjo Song,” written by Adam, conveys a conversation with someone who gives up playing an instrument after a hurtful breakup. Though he’s usually on fiddle, Adam plays banjo on the track; throughout the album, David plays guitar and cello.

The Brother Brothers recorded Some People I Know at Mark Ettinger’s Lethe Lounge in New York City with producer Robin Macmillan and engineer Jefferson Hamer. While the songs capably capture a modern snapshot of their surroundings, the album itself retains a timeless feel – something the brothers intentionally accomplished.

I just want people to listen to it once and want to listen to it again,” David says of the album. “And every time they listen to it, I want them to find something new and in some way relate it to themselves. Whether they're listening to it today or in 40 years, I hope it will make them feel just the same.

With Some People I Know​ the Brother Brothers will embark on a European tour in March and April:

21/03: Amsterdam (NL) - Paradiso Noord - Tuinzaal 
23/03: Scarbrough (UK) - Woodend Gallery 
24/03: Newcastle (UK) - The Cluny 2 
25/03: Donegal (IRL) - Balor Arts Centre 
26/03: Dublin (IRL) - The Grand Social 
27/03: St Davids (UK) - The Crypt
28/03: Abergavenny (UK) - The Art Shop & Chapel 
29/03: London (UK) - Slaughtered Lamb 
30/03: Aalst (BE) - The Rocking Chair Sessions 
31/03: Altlandsberg (DE) - The Buchholz Saloon 
01/04: Norderstedt (DE) - Music Star 
02/04: Copenhagen (DK) - Hotel Cecil
03/04: Malmo (SWE) @ Folk ä Rock 
04/04: Örebro (SWE) @ Clarion 
05/04: Falkenberg (SWE) @ Grand 
06/04: Oslo (NO) @ Å Café 
07/04: Stockholm (SWE) @ Twang 
08/04: Halmstad (SWE) @ Bengt-Göte 
10/04: Krefeld (DE) - Kulturrampe 
12/04: Utrecht (NL) - TivoliVredenburg - Club 9 
13/04: Hengelo (NL) - Heartland Festival 
14/04: Venlo (NL) - Down By The River 

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