Brazos

Brazos

I’ve written about these guys’ first album before but they’re still pretty under-the-radar. The Austin-based band is fronted by singer/songwriter Martin Crane, who crafts kaleidoscopic tracks that sound unlike anything else out there. His ability to write a simple acoustic-based song and turn it immense through layered multi-instrumentation is impressive. Take a listen to my two favorite cuts from their latest LP, Saltwater.

“Always On”

“How the Ranks Was Won”

Unjustly Obscure Albums – Vol. 1

Brazos, Phosphorescent Blues

“With a sound somewhere between the jazz-rock fusions of Tim Buckley and the freaked-out folk of Neutral Milk Hotel — all stacked acoustic guitars, impetuous percussion and meandering pianos — Brazos dares listeners to dip into a bracing, deep and sometimes turbulent stream of consciousness.”
– Riverfront Times

Brazos – Day Glo
Brazos – The Observer

Listen to the album on Spotify.