SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 (NASHVILLE, TN) — The Brummies have made a name for themselves with their southern-bred rock n’ roll, combined with disco grooves and a hint of 80s inspo. Testing new boundaries, today they mix it up with some unconventional methods for their latest single “Fever Dream
The Tennessee-based band also announced that a full-length album, titled Automatic World, will be coming out on November 13 via Sandbox Entertainment. Pre-order for the album is available here
For “Fever Dream,” the Alabama-born bandmates looked to a few household items to create some unexpected sounds. Singer and multi-instrumentalist John Davidson explains, “it’s a sneakily sultry song about desire that we got creative on sonically. The musically ambitious second verse was the first thing we tackled in pre-production for the album. And some of the transitions on this song are unconventional. For example, at the end of the bridge, we used the clicking of a wrench, the zip of a zipper, and a pitched down ‘oh’ vocal simultaneously to create the desired effect.”
Vocalist and multi-tool musician Jacob Bryant continues, “John had this guitar thing going one day on the back porch at my studio in Nashville and I started just singing along and the lyrics to the chorus just came out immediately.”
Percussionist and background vocalist Trevor Davis adds, “The licks and pauses in the 2nd verse was the very first thing we started on when we were in pre-production. It was fun to get all those parts together nice and tight.”
When The Brummies released their debut album Eternal Reach in 2018, they pulled off the rare feat of creating something timeless. Almost three years later, the group continues to defy the elastic boundaries of time on the forthcoming Automatic World. It’s a record built around the theme of déjà vu — but the songs contained therein are like nothing you’ve heard before.
“When we started recording these songs, we were all on the same page, with everyone focused on the grooves that moved us. We locked into that,” says John.
“Déjà vu, futures, past, all of that comes together in this record in a musical way,” shares Jacob. “There are future sounds, but they are mixed with the old. Eternal Reach was all about recording to tape and capturing the vintage vibe. We recorded a lot of this the same way, but we expanded it sonically — there are a lot more synthesizers and production.”
“We all wanted to expand and do different things,” says Trevor, “We didn’t make the same record twice.”
Produced by The Brummies along with Jarrad Kritzstein (Ruston Kelly) and Austin Jenkins (Leon Bridges), Automatic World exists in those atmospheric notes that seem to soundtrack our subconscious. There are rhythmic guitar riffs straight out of the Seventies, hypnotic Moog passages that evoke the electronica of Giorgio Moroder, and even the bright tones of soul music.
Listeners can stay connected with The Brummies by following them on Instagram and Facebook @thebrummies, and @the_brummies on Twitter. Be sure to check out the new “Little Monsters”-themed music video
the guys released last week for the single “After Midnight
.” For more info visit thebrummies.com