Von Hertzen Brothers

New Day Rising (Spinefarm)

Von Hertzen Brothers

New Day Rising (Spinefarm)

Music runs deep in Finland's Von Hertzen clan. Mikko, Kie, and Jonne have years in the biz separately before convening in 2000, and their dad and uncle played in bands going back to the Sixties. Having already conquered the charts back home, the familial rockers set their sights on the States with New Day Rising, a sharply produced, tightly arranged set of songs that come off like a prog rock Foo Fighters. Big guitar anthems like the blazing "You Don't Know My Name" rub shoulders with lush cinemascapes à la the title track, with time taken out for heart-bending balladry in "Hold Me Up," the sprightly piano pop of "Love Burns," and straight-up prog epic "The Destitute." Technique aside, the Brothers stick close to the melodies, elevating song over sonic trickery and slathering everything in signature harmonies. Grandiose rock meets blood familiarity for a lesson in intimate bombast. (Wed., 11pm, Trophy Club)


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