For those who have not yet heard the music of Brother Elsey… you will. The music that has been produced by the trio of (actual) brothers from Michigan is a dense blend of folk, Americana and rock and roll that just engulfs you. The melodies, the harmonies, the lyrics – it is a complete package.
Their EP “Matador” covers a wide spectrum in only 18 minutes. From the cool, calm and collected title track, “Matador” which is more of a drug than a song. The build of acoustic picking, ghostly pedal steel and atmospheric harmonies makes you want to lie there and stare at the ceiling or drive all night long. Either way, it has a way of calming the nerves and clearing the mind. This same feeling can be found with “Wildfire” – they both lock you into a clear state of mind
On the other end of the spectrum you have the track “Drive” which has this southern-fried punk rock feel and although plugged in – moves you. As you go through this EP you hear everything from Jason Isbell to The Strokes with the lyrical prowess of a Ryan Adams or Townes Van Zandt. THIS IS JUST THE EP!
Most recently, the boys released the track “Taker” which maintains a similar recipe but has a dash of Band of Horses and dare we say – Sigur Ros? If it is a sign of things to come in their 2019 full-length album, we guarantee it is found to make some waves. It has a maturity about it that is bound for mass appeal.
Hop on the Brother Elsey train now. The engines have been fired up and it’s leaving the station soon.
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