‘The Brothers Steve’ is a surpring rock band from Los Angeles, California. Their energetic pop sound masterfully combines elements of British Invasion, indie rock and power pop, listen the lead track of their album ‘Get on Up’ the November 29th in Formula Indie!

‘The Brothers Steve’ is a surpring rock band from Los Angeles, California. Their energetic pop sound masterfully combines elements of British Invasion, indie rock and power pop, listen the lead track of their album ‘Get on Up’ the November 29th in Formula Indie!

Big Stir Records is thrilled to announce the October 15 release of DOSE, the new album
from THE BROTHERS STEVE, on CD and all digital platforms. Featuring the new single
and focus track “Next Aquarius”, the record is up for pre-order everywhere including
www.bigstirrecords.com and www.bigstirrecords.bandcamp.com now. The keenlyawaited follow up to the LA quintet’s acclaimed 2019 debut #1, DOSE ofers up 10 new
songs which take the band’s invigorating punk-pop sound in exciting new directions,
folding in elements of psychedelia, glam rock, and even fourishes of chamber pop
while retaining all of the energy and charisma that made THE BROTHERS STEVE such an
instant favorite on the global pop scene.
Bristling with the trippy energy its title suggests, the new set was written and recorded
by frontmen and singer-guitarists OS TYLER and JEFF WHALEN and is fueled by the
chemistry of the live band: drummer COULTER (aka author S.W. Lauden) and bassist
JEFF SOLOMON (Whalen’s longtime bandmates from the beloved LA pop-rock combo
TSAR) and guitarist DYLAN CHAMPION. Tracked and mixed at a secret LA recording
studio, DOSE simultaneously captures the band’s irresistible live energy while pushing
their gleeful aesthetic into fascinating new territory.
It’s an album of twists and turns and surprises, delights and deception: lead track “Get
On Up” opens with an almost lullaby-like acapella harmony passage before exploding
into a boisterous, supercharged call to arms for creatures of the night. The closing
“Better Get Ready To Go” is cut from the same glam-anthemic cloth, taking unbridled
joy in exhorting the listener to “get it on, squeaky Kong,” and “Just put Geppetto to
the meadow and let’s get out of here,” it’s emblematic of a record that revels
unironically in the fundamental absurdity of rock and roll. “We’re saying things that
may seem to make no sense at all, but we’re sincerely convinced of them!” enthuses
Whalen.

Playful surrealism and quirky character sketches give the record its shape. Take the
Zombies-infected “Mrs. Rosenbaum” (she’s defnitely dead, and maybe a witch), the
bubblegum sweetness of “Sugarfoot” (nominally inspired by the frontman of The Ohio
Players, of all bands), and the exhilarating boogie “Wizard of Love” (he makes you feel
like you’re the passionate one). “It’s heady like a bolt from above” goes one line, and
so is much of DOSE, including the driving, post-punky celebration of “Electro-Love” and
the ridiculously catchy single “Next Aquarius”: it’s equal parts psychedelic shimmer,
punk-rock sneer and pure pop perfection.
There’s mystery in the grooves, too, and that’s where the new record adds texture to
the winning formula of #1. The urgent “Grifth Observatory” has all the charge of the
best tracks on the debut, overlaid with a layer of old Hollywood intrigue (it’s inspired by
the Barbara Streisand A Star Is Born among other infuences, Whalen discloses). There’s
the fascinating “She Will Wait,” wherein Tyler and Whalen tell two sides of the tale at
the same time, with tender interlocking counterpart harmonies; the “she” of the title
may or may not be time itself.
Perhaps most evocative of all is the soaring “Love Of Kings” with its impassioned fairy
tale imagery… although Tyler specifes that the narrative takes place 122 years in the
future. “There’s a collective mythology here, maybe a sort of future-retro-neo-noir
thing” says Tyler, “but it’s fundamentally about sonic delight, a luxurious soundscape.”
Whalen adds that the songs “evoke like an MF… like a T-Rex song, the imagery might
mean diferent things to diferent people, but you can tell how excited we are about
making the listener feel it along with us.”
Ultimately it’s the hooks, harmonies and instrumental interplay that make DOSE such an
intoxicating experience. There’s a leap forward in sophistication and nuance, but the
album is just as much of a giddy ride as #1 and just as likely to top year-end “Best
Album” lists and indie radio charts worldwide. DOSE is in fact just what the doctor
ordered for a world awash in pandemic-era bedroom recordings: a real band fring at
the height of their considerable powers, charting new ground and having palpable fun
doing it.
THE BROTHERS STEVE made a promise with their debut: “We Got The Hits.” Here are
ten more of them.

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