RIYL: White Stripes, Black Keys, Sleepy Sun

Label: Romanus Records / Fonoflo Records

Indiana blues duo Brother O’ Brother have had a busy year, travelling around the toiled earth of Midwest America to nearly 100 shows including stops at the Detroit and Nashville locations at Third Man Records.  Their blend of gospel and blues has taken root, it would seem, with every crunchy riff and every guttural howl from lead vocalist Chris Banta, and their 2014 debut and 2015 follow-up Show Pony have already been repressed 8+ times on vinyl.

Their newest endeavor is a track from their upcoming 2017 album, and they’ve joined forces with the indie folk group Veseria.  It’s an interesting combo of two different styles, but it makes sense.  Brother O’ Brother’s revival jam session builds and ferments over into a frenzied psychedelic freak-out, and Veseria treats your sweaty fevers with an eclectic medley of brass, accordian and acoustic guitar.

For a cool $8, you can grab a randomly-colored copy for $8.  The splatter 7″s, limited to 100, will run $10.  The labels are offering some gorgeous one-off colorways, limited to only 17 copies, for $25 and Romanus Records has made, allegedly for the first time in vinyl history, sand-filled 7″s for $45.  Those are limited to just 45 copies.  Now, as your 7″ revolves at 45 RPM, you can contemplate how your life is merely a grain of sand falling through the fingers of time.

Drop time is Thursday, December 1st, at 6:00 PM EST.  Check out a video of the sand-filled 7″ and listen to all 3 tracks below.

The Details

Sand-Filled - limited to 45
One-One Colorways - limited to 45
Rainbow Splatters - limited to 100
Randomly-Colored - unlimited

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Price $8

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