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 October 19, 2018 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 Brother Brothers have recently opened for Big Thief, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves and more.
Recorded at Mark Ettinger’s Lethe Lounge in New York City with producer Robin Macmillan and engineer Jefferson Hamer, The Brother Brothers capably capture a modern snapshot of their surroundings. Yet, SOME PEOPLE I KNOW retains a timeless feel – something that the brothers were aiming for.
“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.”
released October 19, 2018
ADAM MOSS – Vocals, Violin, Banjo, Synths
DAVID MOSS – Vocals, Guitar, Lead Guitar
ROBIN MACMILLAN – Percussion, Synths, Bass
BRIDGET KEARNEY – Bass (1, 8)
JEFF PICKER – Bass (3, 5, 7, 12)
SAM REIDER – Organ, Synth, Piano (3, 12)
JEFFERSON HAMER – Acoustic Guitar (2)
PATRICK SARGENT – Saxophone (10)
Bridget Kearney appears courtesy of Nonesuch Records.
All songs written by Adam Moss and David Moss, published by Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP) administered by Domino Publishing
Company USA (ASCAP), except "Angel Island," written by Peter Rowan and published by Sea Lion Music (BMI), "I Will Be With You," written by
Joanna Sternberg and published by Joanna Sternberg (BMI), "Ocean's Daughter," written by Rosie Tucker and David Moss, published by Sunshine Sound (ASCAP) and Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP) administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), and "Sam Bridges," written by Alexander Meek and published by Buck Meek Song And Dance (ASCAP), All rights administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing.
PRODUCED BY ROBIN MACMILLAN
Recorded at Lethe Lounge, New York, NY by Jefferson Hamer and Robin MacMillan
Additional engineering by Robin MacMillan at Faraway Sound
Mixed by Robin MacMillan at Faraway Sound
Mastered by Randy LeRoy at Tonal Park, Tacoma Park, MD
Photography by Jacob Blumberg / masonjarmusic.com
Package design by Robert Hakalski / www.vmdigital.com