Atlanta Rockers Brother Hawk Release “Southern Sun”

You Can Catch Them On The Road With Amigo The Devil

Atlanta rock four-piece Brother Hawk have returned, announcing their new album The Dreamer will surface on March 31st, 2023 under their new label deal with Liars Club, the new label formed by Amigo the Devil and indie powerhouse Regime Music Group. To give fans their first taste of new music, Brother Hawk released the album’s lead single “Southern Sun” online.

“I wrote this song for a woman I was dating that actually lost her dad on the same day that I lost mine but years earlier,” tells Brother Hawk guitarist/singer JB Brisendine when discussing the extremely personal new single. “It’s about the light of love overpowering the darkness of grief.”
The Dreamer was recorded with producer Tom Tapley (Blackberry Smoke, Mastodon) at West End Sound in Atlanta, GA 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 give you goose-bumps.

“The Dreamer is my dad. Joseph the dreamer 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 me, 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.”

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.

Earlier this year Brother Hawk signed with Liars Club and then re-released their Big Trouble Sessions EP with two new covers of Type O Negative’s “Love You To Death” and Depeche Mode’s “In Your Room”. The effort was well received by fans and critics who praised the band’s powerful take on classic tracks that proudly paid homage to the original compositions but never confined themselves to the sonic limitations of their influences. Somehow through the constraints of a re-interpretation, Brother Hawk’s southern roots shined through and earned them a new following.

Atlanta rock four-piece Brother Hawk have been added as support to select dates on Amigo The Devil’s upcoming headline tour dates in November.
Nov 13 – Holyoke, MA – Race Street Live
Nov 14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
Nov 16 – Nashville, TN – The Wash at Eastside Bowl
Nov 17 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Nov 18 – New Orleans, LA – The Parish

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