One of the most memorable moments of SXSW 2010 (not like I was there, but I read a little bit about it) was when John McCauley III of Deer Tick, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes and Delta Spirit’s Matt Vasquez joined forces under the name MG&V (see a clip here).
Well, them boys recorded an album too. Now they call themselves Middle Brother. They also named the album, which was released last month (and is only $5 on Amazon MP3 right now) that same name. AND one of the songs on the album is, creatively, called Middle Brother. It’s actually my favorite song.
I saw Dawes twice last year and am big fan of Deer Tick and Delta Spirit, so it was no suprise that I liked it. According to a SF Chronicle story last week, they laughed at the idea that “they’re somehow a modern Traveling Wilburys.”
Check out this Rolling Stone Live clip of the band playing Middle Brother and an interview. You can catch these guys in Newport.