When I wrote about The Sumner Brothers debut album, In The garage, I talked about how cool life is in the modern internet age. We’re quite lucky these days that anyone with the desire can seek out and discover these little gems a complete continent away. And make no mistake, The Sumner Brothers are just that, a gem. If you’ll shut up, sit down and listen, the music these guys make will make you feel. Sometimes it’ll bed good, sometimes it might be empty and desolate but it’s always something and isn’t that the hallmark of great music, the ability to elicit feelings?
I am pretty sure that The Sumner Brothers were the duo of Brian & Bob Sumner on their first album but now it looks like they’ve added a drummer (Mike Ardagh) and a bassist (Jimmy Kehler) to become a complete band. Full band or not that unpolished and raw like a dirty knife cutting to the bone sound that I fell in love with originally is still 100% in tact making this album essential listening.
The CD is finally available on CD Baby so check these tracks and buy the damned thing if you like it.