Such an appropriate video for Halloween, especially if you, like me, cannot enjoy the only best holiday of the year (and one that doesn’t involve wine-soaked family dinners) because it falls on a Monday. Yeah, bummer.
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister describes themselves as “western-tinged, folky, bluesy, rock & roll with a touch of vaudeville glamour.” The music is fresh yet holds a retrospective rather than nostalgic influence of the revolutionary sixties and showmanship of late 19th century traveling bands (complete with upright bass).
And though many indie whores and alternatives I know these days have also jumped on the white kids in the Dia de los Muertos face-painting I am not loathe to admit I love this album. They could easily be gimmicky but instead create energetic yet introspective music with repeat listenability.
HMBSMS are touring the California Coast, where I will be seeing them this weekend at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, part of a Day of the Dead themed tour (presented by the annoyingly indie named over-parenthetical ((((folk YEAH)))))) with The Soft White Sixties.