Brother Not Brother: 'Mr. Precarious' [Video Premiere]

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Hear a new song—recorded live at Super Secret Studios—from the jangly three-piece and don't miss 'em at the Kennedy School on September 19, Kelly's Olympian on September 27 or the White Eagle on October 2.

Most of the music from Portland’s Brother Not Brother that you’ll find online has been recorded in their home studios (aka garages and basements).

“Having a DIY home studio space gives us the freedom to mess around with the songs, different instrumentation, tracking techniques, take as much time as we need, etc.,” tells songwriter Andrew Harrison. But back in May, the jangly three-piece spent some time at NE Portland’s Super Secret Studios laying down some live sessions alongside accompanying videos.

“Mr. Precarious” is one of three new songs that’ll appear on a new EP out this November. Some of the new stuff they’ve even been sitting on “for the better part of a year so we are super excited to get them all out there,” the band says.

As for “Mr. Precarious,” “I had a solid foundation for this song and was feeling good about it, but it felt like it was missing something,” Harrison says. “When I showed it to Tyler [Robson], they immediately suggested the kind of psych rock instrumental section and the whole thing clicked. This song, like many of my others, is mostly about trying to be a better version of myself, consistently failing, and trying to remember the growth is in the failure and the willingness to keep trying.”

Watch the live studio session of “Mr. Precarious” below, and don’t miss Brother Not Brother rocking the Kennedy School on Thursday, September 19 (free and all ages!), Kelly's Olympian on Friday, September 27 or the White Eagle on Wednesday, October 2.

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