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Calla Lily

The Brother Brothers

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There's no way around it: This record sounds like a lost Everly Brothers album. And that's wonderful. Identical twins David and Adam Moss—born and raised in Peoria, Illinois—have perfectly captured not just the Everlys' impossibly sweet harmonies, but also the very essence of their go-to songwriters, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. "Waiting for a Star to Fall" could've been beamed straight from 1960, with its easy loping guitar, repeated words ("waiting, waiting, waiting"; "cryin', cryin', cryin'") and angelic backing "ohhhs." The same goes for "Seein' Double"—fueled by bluegrass fiddle (courtesy of Adam) and the kind of bouncy bass that dominated country music in the late 1950s and early '60s, it has that Everly playfulness and innocence, right down to the fun lyrics about seeing your girl with another man and not believing it: "Well the doctor he told me/ That my vision is fine/ So it's either I've lost her/ Or I'm losing my mind." The closest the Mosses get to edgy is the charming ballad "Sorrow," which undercuts all the sweetness with a bit of a Hollies shadow, vibraphone, and cello from David. Retro and swooning, yet skirting camp, it would be a perfect soundtrack choice should David Lynch make another Twin Peaks sequel. The brothers lived for a while in Brooklyn, and "The Calla Lily Song" serves as a tribute to both a lover and New York City: "Silly me, I'm underneath the awning/ Just waiting for the rain to fall/ So it can pass and I can walk away/ From all her sweet love and adoring." There are also moments on the record that bring to mind the early career of one of NYC's best duos, Simon & Garfunkel, including the simple and pretty "Circles," the bluegrass-tinged "The Road Runner Song" and, most especially, album opener "On the Road Again." Gently shuffling and warmed by Wurlitzer and B3, that track is full of excellent harmonizing on clever lines "Like like a deck of cards at a local bar/ I've lost a couple faces." But the song with the most lovely turns of melody is "The Chase": Adam's fiddling is pure Americana, David's vocals are butter, there's a '70s soft rock vibe at play, and it truly doesn't sound like anyone else. © Shelly Ridenour/Qobuz

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1
On The Road Again
00:02:53

Wayne Horvitz, AssociatedPerformer - David Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Speranza, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Kantor, AssociatedPerformer - The Brother Brothers, MainArtist - Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Adam Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - David Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author

2021 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records. 2020 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records.

2
Sorrow
00:03:55

Wayne Horvitz, AssociatedPerformer - David Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Speranza, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Kantor, AssociatedPerformer - The Brother Brothers, MainArtist - Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Adam Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - David Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author

2021 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records. 2020 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records.

3
The Calla Lily Song
00:03:59

RYAN HADLOCK, AssociatedPerformer - David Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Speranza, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Kantor, AssociatedPerformer - The Brother Brothers, MainArtist - Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Adam Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - David Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author

2021 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records. 2020 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records.

4
The Road Runner Song
00:02:29

David Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Speranza, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Kantor, AssociatedPerformer - The Brother Brothers, MainArtist - Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Adam Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - David Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author

2021 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records. 2020 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records.

5
The Chase
00:04:17

Wayne Horvitz, AssociatedPerformer - David Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Taylor Carroll, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Speranza, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Kantor, AssociatedPerformer - The Brother Brothers, MainArtist - Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Adam Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - David Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author

2021 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records. 2020 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records.

6
A Poquito Doina
00:00:50

David Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Moss, AssociatedPerformer - The Brother Brothers, MainArtist - Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Adam Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - David Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author

2021 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records. 2020 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records.

7
Waiting For A Star To Fall
00:02:42

David Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Speranza, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Kantor, AssociatedPerformer - The Brother Brothers, MainArtist - Taylor Ashton (SOCAN), MusicPublisher - Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Adam Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - David Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - Taylor Ashton (Taylor Ashton (SOCAN)), Author

2021 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records. 2020 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records.

8
Circles
00:03:28

David Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Speranza, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Kantor, AssociatedPerformer - The Brother Brothers, MainArtist - Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Adam Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - David Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author

2021 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records. 2020 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records.

9
Seein’ Double
00:03:15

Mike Robinson, AssociatedPerformer - David Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Speranza, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Kantor, AssociatedPerformer - The Brother Brothers, MainArtist - Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Adam Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - David Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author

2021 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records. 2020 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records.

10
My Holy Way
00:04:06

Wayne Horvitz, AssociatedPerformer - David Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Moss, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Speranza, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Kantor, AssociatedPerformer - The Brother Brothers, MainArtist - Taylor Ashton (SOCAN), MusicPublisher - Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Adam Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - David Moss (Songs from the Moss Brothers (ASCAP), administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP)), Author - Taylor Ashton (Taylor Ashton (SOCAN)), Author

2021 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records. 2020 The Brother Brothers. Issued under license to Compass Records.

Album Description

There's no way around it: This record sounds like a lost Everly Brothers album. And that's wonderful. Identical twins David and Adam Moss—born and raised in Peoria, Illinois—have perfectly captured not just the Everlys' impossibly sweet harmonies, but also the very essence of their go-to songwriters, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. "Waiting for a Star to Fall" could've been beamed straight from 1960, with its easy loping guitar, repeated words ("waiting, waiting, waiting"; "cryin', cryin', cryin'") and angelic backing "ohhhs." The same goes for "Seein' Double"—fueled by bluegrass fiddle (courtesy of Adam) and the kind of bouncy bass that dominated country music in the late 1950s and early '60s, it has that Everly playfulness and innocence, right down to the fun lyrics about seeing your girl with another man and not believing it: "Well the doctor he told me/ That my vision is fine/ So it's either I've lost her/ Or I'm losing my mind." The closest the Mosses get to edgy is the charming ballad "Sorrow," which undercuts all the sweetness with a bit of a Hollies shadow, vibraphone, and cello from David. Retro and swooning, yet skirting camp, it would be a perfect soundtrack choice should David Lynch make another Twin Peaks sequel. The brothers lived for a while in Brooklyn, and "The Calla Lily Song" serves as a tribute to both a lover and New York City: "Silly me, I'm underneath the awning/ Just waiting for the rain to fall/ So it can pass and I can walk away/ From all her sweet love and adoring." There are also moments on the record that bring to mind the early career of one of NYC's best duos, Simon & Garfunkel, including the simple and pretty "Circles," the bluegrass-tinged "The Road Runner Song" and, most especially, album opener "On the Road Again." Gently shuffling and warmed by Wurlitzer and B3, that track is full of excellent harmonizing on clever lines "Like like a deck of cards at a local bar/ I've lost a couple faces." But the song with the most lovely turns of melody is "The Chase": Adam's fiddling is pure Americana, David's vocals are butter, there's a '70s soft rock vibe at play, and it truly doesn't sound like anyone else. © Shelly Ridenour/Qobuz

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