Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Every Friday, we present a song from a Northwestern artist. Today’s selection, featured during the 2012 Fall Fundraising Drive, is “Sonic Boom (feat. DJ 100 Proof)” by Seattle’s Brothers From Another from the 2012 self-released Taco Tuesday EP.
Consisting of MCs Tiglo Goonstar & Cole and DJ Beeba, Brothers From Another are literally among the freshest faces in the Seattle hip-hop scene. The young trio began a few years ago when the two MCs began making music and high school, but after some local shows and hot records, the pair were collaborating with the local elder statesmen. Their growth is most evident on the Taco Tuesday EP, where an easygoing California sound blends with an easygoing Northwestern attitude. Built on a laid back beat that’s borderline trip-hop, “Sonic Boom” isn’t as forceful as its name suggests. Rather, the song’s explosion is in the MCs’ energy, the faded dialogue samples and the sporadic stabs of horns. The atmosphere-heavy production provides a backdrop for Tiglo and Cole to do what they best: spit their lines with a youthful mix of optimism and realism while they play off one another in a natural chemistry.
Brothers From Another play their next show this Saturday, October 6th, as part of Seattle Weekly’s Reverb Festival, and they’ll also open for Blue Scholars at Showbox at the Market on November 30th. Keep track of the group on their Facebook page and website for any further show or music announcements. Listen to their live session on Street Sounds from August here and watch the group perform “No Shirt” at last year’s Capitol Hill Block Party below: