Today, BROS have revealed the second track “Brazil” from debut LP Vol. 1 due October 14on Dine Alone Records – PRESS HERE to listen via Relix! BROS is a new project from Ewan and Shamus Currie, front man and keyboardist, respectively, for platinum-selling Canadian band The Sheepdogs. “Brazil is an escapist’s fantasy loaded with horns, hooks, and harmonies,” said Shamus Currie. “It’s a song born out of listening to too many samba records on cold, dark, Canadian winter nights.”
Although they are indeed brothers, the name BROS was chosen with tongue firmly planted in cheek, a reflection of the 10-song self-titled debut album daringly expanding their sonic range in unexpected and playful ways. And although Ewan has amassed several impressive achievements and awards with The Sheepdogs including a #1 LP on the Canadian Top 200 SoundScan Chart, 4 JUNO wins, Gold and Platinum certifications (for The Sheepdogs + Learn and Burn), it always comes back to the music. BROS isn’t Sheepdogs-style rawk. Instead, the sound, encapsulated in the album’s first single “Tell Me,” combines vintage funk and power pop in the spirit of what Sly & The Family Stone once called a whole new thing.
The origin of BROS goes back to the winter of 2014, just after Ewan and Shamus relocated to Toronto from Saskatoon, and prior to The Sheepdogs recording their most recent album, Future Nostalgia. Finding themselves with some downtime, the pair started working on some experimental demos that drew from influences ranging from Badfinger to Latin music legends such as Gilberto Gil and Os Mutantes. Once enough material was ready, the scene shifted to Thomas D’Arcy’s Toronto studio, Taurus Recording, where the necessary ingredients were added to the musical gumbo on BROS. The end result is an album that’s simultaneously comforting in its familiarity, and astonishing in its inventiveness.
Fans can pre-order the album now (Digital + Physical) including instant grats of “Brazil,” “Tell Me” and exclusive BROS bundles featuring a limited run of clear vinyl, a custom pennant, and more.