Wednesday, December 28, 2016

It Ain't Reviewed

After all the work and pre-release pimping, "It Ain't Art" is now out and about.  Check it out on - 

AND the first review is in - The good folks at Beyond the Record wrote some kind words (that we're constantly re-reading in an effort to bolster our faltering egos):  

Effortlessly blending psyche, electro and pop; The Brothers Burn latest release "It Ain’t Art" is unique, setting new standards and crumbling traditionalists views on music.  

Check out the full review here.  Woot!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Pimpin' the Poll

We don't ask often, but can you, pretty please, go to the poll for us??

No no no no no NO NO, NOT THAT KIND of poll!  We're done with that, hopefully, for the next few years.  

We mean a different kind of poll.  

We're extremely (embarrassingly-so) honored to be selected by that bastion of indie music, The Deli Magazine, for inclusion in their Artist of the Month poll! 

Can you vote us in?  Only takes a second.  Go to this page and select your favorite indie artist.  Who's name ends with Burn.  

(Special THANKS MAN! shout-out to Lee Ackerley, Editor Extraordinare at The Deli.)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

It Ain't Art Yet

...but it will be - kinda - 11/25/16.  That's the official, authentic, certified, definitive, bona-fide release date for It Ain't Art. 

Sure, that's the day after Thanksgiving.  But Hey, you aren't really ready to start listening to Christmas music, are you?? 

Track list is likeuntoso:

Don't Hold Back (feat. Panic Surfer)
Annabel Li
Real Life Barbie
Strollin` Sante Fe
(Let Me Show You) How It's Done
It Is NOT Art
No Peace

Saturday, October 15, 2016

It Ain't Art - No Peace

It was while Isaac and Horace were busy mixing one of the tracks - not their favorite audio chore - that Isaac - in an act of passive-aggressive rebellion - took up the producer's laptop and began pilfering his Facebook page.  

He laughed at the Republicans, then the Democrats.  Cooed over a video of a cat lazing in a bucket of water.  Then stopped.  Clicked through on a story.  Then another, and another, and... Horace made sighing noises, meant to draw Isaac back to the task at hand.  It didn't work.  

He had found the story about Keith Lamont Scott, and the resulting furor in Charlotte, North Carolina (among other parts of the US).

The "home" frowns upon social media - and news coverage in general - citing legendary incidents of cafeteria violence that no-one can recall, so the brothers were unfamiliar with the previous police shootings.  The producer, ripping the laptop from Isaac's hands, summarized current public perceptions about police misconduct and "profiling".  

There was a moment of stillness in the room.  Then Horace asked "And people are OK with this?"  

To which the producer, trying to quell the entire topic and get them back to work, replied "I'm a people, and as long as I've got peace, I don't give a s-.  Stay off my bloody laptop.  And get back to work.  Please."

The stillness took another moment.  And then they went back to work.  

The next day - to the producer's fury - a new track was in the session list.  He bellowed at no one in particular, banging his laptop on the desk.  But he eventually indulged his curosity - it was an unheard track, after all.

And when the last waves ended - abruptly, as intended - his anger had vanished.  

Later, when Isaac and Horace came in the studio, the track wasn't mentioned.  Not then, and not ever - To this day, it has yet to be discussed.

Samples are in the public domain.  The primary vocals are extracts from this speech.  

Thursday, October 13, 2016

What It Ain't

We hear there's an election coming up.  And that there was a hurricane.  

For the producer, there are no events.  Unless it is audio, and steadily improving from sucky to acceptable.  

After the burst of energy bringing The Milkshake Boom-inspired "Encouragement Clown Outtakes" to the world, Isaac and Horace simply kept on working.  Noodling, mostly.  When they were around.  

But the producer, liking the business of producing stuff, dug through old audio sessions, looking for "likely candidates".  Sessions from 2014, 2015, and the spring of this year.  Lots of them, hundreds.  Out of that pile, he found 20.  

And when the brothers were next in the studio, he loaded some of the files for their opinion.  Some were scorned.  But some were taken, munged, and mangled beyond recognizition.  And with this approach, the producer ended up with the tracks of a new LP.  

The title is a basterdization (or is it bastardization?) of the Ella Wheeler Wilcox poem "Art and Heart", insisted upon by the producer, who felt it was time to "take off the kid gloves" and "lead more actively" - which means he is now a domineering jerk.  The reference will be explained in a later post - once the producer is in an emotional state that is conducive to anything other than bellowing and scowling.

On a more positive note, we're ecstatic to report that the producer managed to convince the AWESOME Panic Surfer to contribute to one of the tracks ("Don't Hold Back").  We'll have more details on that collaboration later.

Release date is tentatively scheduled for 10/26/16, just in time for Halloween. 

Candy?  We'll see.  

Monday, June 13, 2016

BOOM brings the Encouragment Clown

Now that their legal status has reached a sort of stasis (albeit temporarily), the brothers have access to their musical accouterments once again, and so have been re-acclimating themselves with their old ways in the studio.

And, to our utter amazement, the good folks at The Milkshake Boom asked for some music cues for their latest production, "The Encouragement Clown" (still in the throes of post-production at the time of this post).

Though unaware that they did productions, the producer is quite familiar with The Milkshake Boom - it is one of the most popular movie-based podcasts around.
He quickly got the brothers working on the rough cut of the (hysterical) short, then got the lawyers working on contingencies.  (Experience has taught us to prepare for clients becoming aware of the brothers' "troubles".)

In a rare burst of productivity - brought about by either the forced hiatus from the studio or the inspiring nature of the short - the brothers generated a slew of work, some of which could not be used for one reason or another.  The producer, fearing that the uncharacteristic production boom might go unused, decided to release the cuts "to the wild", "just to show we're still viable" he said (in a very bitter tone that is difficult to convey here).

So it is with great pleasure that we announce that Friday, July 1, 2016, look for "Encouragement Clown Outtakes" on Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

Free for the downloading.  Woot.