Atlanta rock four-piece Brother Hawk have officially released their new album The Dreamer today via Liars Club, the new label formed by Amigo the Devil and indie powerhouse Regime Music Group. The album was recorded with producer Tom Tapley (Blackberry Smoke, Mastodon) and channels all of the band's unique influences into one complex tapestry of raging Southern blues-rock riffs, epic-sounding organ, and soulful vocals that give you goose-bumps.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "LOVE MADE US" HERE
"The Dreamer is my dad. Joseph the dreamer from the Bible is his namesake. I wanted something that said his name and that it was about him without actually saying it, and the dreamer was the first thing that came to my mind. It’s him. Positive, hopeful, mystical, curious," says Brisendine. "My father Joe passed away in July of 2017. He was my best friend, and he was in the band as well. He played harmonica on all of our releases and played shows with us all around the southeast. He was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in February of 2017. The songs on the record are about my life since then, the impact that his passing had on myself, my brother and my mother as well as my relationships with them. I see it as a love letter to my family in a way."
To celebrate the launch of their new album Brother Hawk have released a brand new video for "Love Made Us" online. The video was created by Brother Hawk keyboardist/vocalist Nick Johns-Cooper using footage captured during the recording sessions at West End Sound in Atlanta, GA and live footage from their tour with Amigo the Devil.
"The song 'Love Made Us' has been my favorite song on the record since we wrote it. I think it sets the tone for the record perfectly," said JB Brisendine.
At its core Brother Hawk is a family. Sitting at the head of the table is guitarist/singer JB Brisendine with his right-hand keyboardist/singer Nick Johns-Cooper beside him. The two met in elementary school, bonding over music and becoming lifelong friends ever since. Bassist James Fedigan joined the Brother Hawk family after playing with Brisendine in hardcore bands, forming a friendship and musical bond. Brother Hawk started as a way for the members to play without musical limitations, no preconceived genre, and just let the music channel through them like a vessel. Brother Hawk burst onto the scene with their Love Songs EP and hit the scene drawing critical acclaim for their brand of Southern blues-rock with raging riffs and huge hooks. Playing shows with fellow Atlanta outfit Blackberry Smoke helped them earn a devoted core following, as they continued to win over massive audiences playing Atlanta’s infamous Tabernacle and Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium.