Thursday, February 17, 2011
Say hello to The Snake Brothers - The Snake Brothers at Union Hall
Finding new music is something I've always enjoyed doing, but because I want to set some ground rules for this blog, I will only blog about music I discover from this day forward. I don't want this to turn into a "look at all the cool bands I know that you don't" kind of thing. I want this to be a "Check out this band I JUST discovered today" sort of thing. I'll do my best to include all genres and pass as little judgment as possible. These posts will serve solely as a way for us all to check out music that's being created today*
Okay, so today's record is called The Snake Brothers at Union Hall. I stumbled upon it in a roundabout way by picking a city at random (picatollo, Idaho) then googling it in search for a local band. The first one I found was a Metal Hairband called Snake Bones. They had a pretty creepy (and extremely literal) album cover but as I looked further I had difficulty tracking down any actual audio files. While doing a deeper search, I came across (a completely unrelated band) The Snake Brothers and their 1998 album South Jersey Waltz. I listened to a couple of their songs on CD.baby and discovered they're a folky-bluegrass band from New Jersey made up of five dudes in their... 50's and 60's? They've been playing music since the mid-70's taking a couple decades off between records. Union Hall was released in 2007.
These guys have a pretty clean website with an easy-to-operate audio player at the top of the page. I highly recommend checking them out here: The Snake Brothers Hit play and minimize the window and add a cheery, folky soundtrack to whatever you're doing today. Then, if you like it, buy one of their songs!
*Post 1991, but hopefully closer to 2011.