Dear Friends and Music Lovers,
We’ve never done a concept-album before, but the tunes connected themselves. This is our response to the bigotry and fear-mongering.
The songs came fast. We initially tracked them with just the two of us in the studio, David on an old Casio synth and Jeff on Stratocaster. On the Tuesdays we weren’t playing our residency at Tick Tock Tavern, the band began adding to the roughed-out demos. As they have since 2007, Grover Stewart provided the drums and Teddy Brookins the bass. Nate Carpenter, who has been with Brothers Lazaroff since 2014, supplied the organ and piano parts. This album also marks the arrival of a new member, Mark Hochberg, who’s alchemy of violin and sound design brings another dimensionality and cohesiveness to the band and album.
All summer long we layered and textured the tunes. Our cousin and mentor Stuart Rosenberg, in town to play a gig with us in June, added his psychedelic 1957 Fender Mandocaster to a couple songs. Long-time friend and collaborator Paco Proano contributed a few pieces of processed audio sourced from the tracking sessions. Finally, we brought it all to trusted engineer and advisor Jacob Detering for final mixing and mastering.
So we offer up these songs, our attempt to process the insanity and call on love. Recognizing that most feelings and opinions can’t be expressed in sound bites and short summations, we can give you brotherly-harmonies, fuzzy guitars, soulful organ, ethereal violin, syncopated drums and vital bass lines.
Jeff and David
released November 1, 2016
All Songs by Brothers Lazaroff
Produced by Brothers Lazaroff
Jeff Lazaroff - Vocals, Electric Guitar
David Lazaroff - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Pedal Steel Guitar, Vocals
Grover Stewart - Drums
Teddy Brookins - Bass, Vocals
Nate Carpenter - Organ, Piano, Electric Piano
Mark Hochberg - Violin, Sound Design
Stuart Rosenberg - Mandocaster
Paco Proano - Sound Design
Recorded @ Room 18 Studios; University City, MO
Mixed and Mastered by Jacob Detering @ Red Pill Entertainment; St. Louis, MO
Recording Consulting and Studio Logistics by Sam Ohlhausen
Album Source Artwork by Paco Proano @ Object And Thought and Rob Miller @ Loophole; Denver, CO
Album Layout and Design by J.J. Campbell @ Rural Rooster; Austin, TX
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