The Brakes / An Horse / Ann Driscoll
The Brakes are a genuine rock and roll band at first glance. However, given a closer look, elements of folk, jazz, and even post-rock reveal themselves, making their sound a distinct intertwining of American music, held together by insightful lyrics and memorable songs. Their musicality shines through as the members switch instruments, trading guitars, basses, and keyboards for trumpets and saxophones. The band's success is evident in the range of acts that this band has shared the bill with: from Dave Matthews Band to the Hold Steady, from Live to Willie Nelson and John Fogerty.
This past spring, their diverse talents were highlighted when the band took on dual city residencies, performing weekly in New York and Philadelphia. Inhabiting the Knitting Factory in NYC every Tuesday and Milkboy in Ardmore, PA every Thursday, the band effortlessly transitioned from famed New York rock club to intimate listening room, often rearranging their songs for each setting. These historic performances were captured on record with the help of Milkboy Recording's Tommy Joyner (Gomez, the Dixie Hummingbirds). The album, entitled Tale of Two Cities is on sale now.
Having just got off of tour with Tegan & Sarah and Death Cab for Cutie, An Horse are a unique and captivating pop indie duo from Australia.
Ann Driscoll has released her first self-titled EP. It has six songs which she wrote and on which she performed all the instruments.