Soul-revival sextet The Other Brothers are one of New York State’s hottest rising bands. Every Other Brothers show is a family affair, as their family-like fan base continues to grow with each successive performance. Recently, the band has been making waves with their impending debut EP, Jones,whose Saturday, September 30th premiere will be celebrated with their sold-out album release show at American Beauty NYC. They have the biggest cult following in The Hudson Valley, and the reason behind their fans’ enthusiasm is easy to comprehend after just one listen to the new EP: Every Other Brothers show inevitably turns into a family affair.
One of the album’s lead tracks, “A2W,” is a funky track whose name is a ganj-ified acronym for “Addicted To Weed.” In the brand new music video for the track, Owens sings about his affinity for the herb over a bouncing hip-hop/funk-inflected groove with a blunted swagger, toking up in a multitude of ways before ending up at a raging party. As he explains about the track, “Upon first listen, ‘A2W’ stands strongly as a tongue-in-cheek party track, seemingly promoting a careless life of drug-infused debauchery. However, with closer inspection, the wrung-out desperation of the protagonist is revealed.”
Whether or not you were familiar with the band before, this video leaves you craving a burn session with the Brothers as soon as possible. The song has more depth to its meaning that one might see with the naked eye, but that only partially dulls the clear fact that these guys know how to get the funk down.
Watch the official video for The Other Brothers’ “A2w” below, exclusively on Live For Live Music:
Jones was recorded at the Art Farm in New York and mixed/mastered at the legendary Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, and the energy conveyed by this up and coming funk/soul/rock act on their first official release is palpable.
The Other Brothers have been fighting the good fight for live funk music since 2012, and lead singer Chris Owens and his band have frequently drawn comparisons to soul-funk immortals like Stevie Wonder and D’Angelo. The band has also shared the stage with a host of talented artists, including the likes of Vulfpeck’s Theo Katzman and Joe Dart.
Watch The Other Brothers perform Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie On Reggae Woman” with Theo Katzman and Joe Dart at Garcia’s in Port Chester, NY below:
Thanks to their loyal and ever-growing fan base, in addition to their unique songwriting and engaging live performances, this group of musicians is poised to establish themselves as consummate talents in music industry for years to come.
For more information on The Other Brothers, or to check out a list of upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.
Upcoming Other Brothers Tour Dates:
10/14 Foam Brewers Burlington, VT
10/27 BSP Kingston, NY w/ Breakfast for the Boys
11/4 Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY
11/22 Thanksgiving Eve @The Hollow Albany, NY
12/9 Snugs New Paltz, NY