with Vlad Holiday
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM
Tuesday November 23, 2021
When Nashville trio the Brummies released their debut album Eternal Reach in 2018, they pulled off the rare feat of creating something timeless. With its blend of urgent rock & roll, dreamy indie-folk, and piercing songwriting, the LP could just have easily been recorded in the Sixties or Nineties as in the last decade. Almost three years later, the group continues to defy the elastic boundaries of time on their new album Automatic World. It's a record built around the theme of déjà vu — but the songs contained therein are like nothing you've heard before.
Tracks like the ethereal "Fever Dream," the vibey "After Midnight," and the searching "Cherry Blossom" resonate with a crisp and effortless freshness, the result of three players in possession of an almost telekinetic musical shorthand. In the studio or in the writing room, the Brummies (who wrote or co-wrote every track on the project) don't try; they just do.
"Have we been here before?/Because we're talking without speaking," they harmonize in the New Wave-y "Been Here Before," a song whose message sums up the inherent chemistry of core members John Davidson, Jacob Bryant, and Trevor Davis.