Monday, April 30, 2012
21 and over
The Brothers Young is a band which features three actual brothers, actually named “Young.” The group, formed by Dustin, Michael and Dillon, with the encouragement of their elder brother Ritchie Young (frontman of transcendental chamber-folk combo Loch Lomond), brings a darker timbre than Ritchie’s haunting falsetto. Like three Cains to Ritchie’s Abel, the Brothers often sing in a baritone unison, of world-weariness, caution and betrayal—sometimes bursting into open-ended Gregorian harmonies. Supported by the drumming of Levi Cecil, the guitar-playing of Trevino Brings Plenty, and Travis Girton on bass, this Portland band has spent the last three years crafting deceptively simple songs layered with vocal-rich melodies. Friendly Guest E.P. is their latest release from the group.