Brother isn’t even a year old, but the foursome from Kansas City is already making waves in the local music community, like snagging a recent opening slot for Eliot Sumner (Sting’s daughter) at the Riot Room.
The quartet comprises Danzell Capers (guitar, synths), Quinn Pudenz (vocals, synths), DJ/producer Brooks Brown (bass, synths) and Christian Lester (drums). Brother cites as its influences electro-rock bands like Passion Pit, Chvrches and St. Lucia, and those influences are evident in “Mobbin’,” a song from the band’s soon-to-be-released debut EP.
“Mobbin’ ” is synth-driven electronic rock embroidered with clever guitar lines and lacquered with celestial vocals and harmonies. It’s a satisfying mix of sweet melody and smooth groove, and it arouses interest in what else might be on that impending EP.
Brother performs at Collection on May 7, part of Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest.
A variety of ticket options are available for the Music Fest: A four-day pass is $80. A four-day VIP pass is $150. It includes preferred viewing at the Midland and Crossroads KC. A weekend pass is $65. A Wednesday/Thursday pass is $30. Single-day weekend passes are $35. Single-day weekend VIP packages are $75. Tickets are available now at middleofthemapfest.com.