Bros. Landreth

Let It Lie (Slate Creek)

SXSW 2015 Records

Bros. Landreth

Let It Lie (Slate Creek)

The Bros. Landreth's sturdy Americana recalls acts like the Avett Brothers and Austin's Band of Heathens. Except the Winnipeg, Manitoba, quartet fronted by David and Joey Landreth offers very little distinction in their pleasant sibling harmonies and Black Crowes echoes in the riffing "I Am the Fool." They even recycle song titles like "Runaway Train" and "Our Love." There's a glimmer of Seventies blue-eyed soul à la Boz Scaggs in "Made Up Mind," with a slinky beat and some sexy ohs and ahs. Scuzzy guitar and harmonica blues on "Going to the Country" possess a spark with Southern rock's origins. These Canadians need some of that hometown prairie wind in their sound and to refrain from leaning so heavily on the American South. (Thu., 11pm, Friends; Fri., 10pm, St. David's Bethell Hall; Fri., 12mid, Lucky Lounge)

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