Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Brown Shoe

Photo by Arrica Rose

Comparable to bands like My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses, Brown Shoe has a voluminous and soaring sound that's built upon layers of moody guitars and airy vocals. The band, made up of four brothers and a close family friend, has a chemistry that oozes throughout their music's anatomy and transmits into their recordings with ease. 

On their latest release, The Gift Horse, the band tells a manically expansive and treacherous tale coming off more heavy heartbreak. Their most cohesive album to date, the album tells the story of a love gained and lost twice over, laid out against an inflammatory foundation of the band’s driving rhythm section and subtle guitars and keys. At first blush, it’s easy to get caught up in the pop-sensibilities of songs like “Late Nights” and “Colt Rider,” but listen closer and you’ll catch lines like “You’re not f—ing Jesus/ You’re f—ing me now.” For every one part sweet, the album is four parts salty.

The Gift Horse it the Folsum, California based band's fourth full length album and their most successful so far. Released last week, it is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

Below is a video for "Aquarium" from their 3rd LP, Jackalope:

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