Daily Dose: The Brothers Comatose, “Don’t Make Me Get Up and Go”

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Daily Dose: The Brothers Comatose, “Don’t Make Me Get Up and Go”

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The Brothers Comatose are forgoing the traditional album cycle. After three LPs—2010’s Songs From The Stoop, 2012’s Respect The Van and 2016’s City Painted Gold—the Bay Area-based bluegrass band has gone the decidedly poptimist route of strategically-released singles throughout 2017 and 2018.

The first up is a jaunty tune called “Don’t Make Me Get Up and Go.” The quintet, comprised of actual brothers Ben and Alex Morrison on guitar and banjo, respectively, as well as Gio Benedetti on bass, Philip Brezina on violin and Ryan Avellone on mandolin, teamed up with a couple of unexpected comrades to create the track. With lyrics written by the band’s tour manager Joe Pacini, the band holed up in John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco to record. Although Vanderslice is most recognized for his work with rock, indie and experimental artists like Spoon, St. Vincent, The Mountain Goats and more, the song still retains the Brothers’ easy swinging and foot-stomping sincerity.

It’s the video for “Don’t Make Me Get Up and Go,” however, that perfectly showcases the band’s raucous fun and ribbing humor. Filmed on location in Stanley, Idaho and produced/directed by Michael Bonocore, the video shows all five Brothers getting ready for a camping trip in the mountains. As one Brother falls into the whooshing river, the remaining four try to help him until a group of nearby women distracts them from their mission. The misadventures that follow are almost a modern-day version of the sirens scene from O Brother Where Art Thou?

Take a listen to and enjoy a laugh from the “Don’t Make Me Get Up and Go” video below, and look out for The Brothers Comatose rolling with Mipso and The Lil Smokies on the Campfire Caravan tour this fall.

26 – Billings, Mont. @ Pub Station
27 – Bozeman, Mont. @ Emerson Center for Arts & Culture
28 – Missoula, Mont. @ Wilma Theater
29 – Portland, Ore. @ McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom
30 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos

1 – Eugene, OR @ Hi-Fi Music Hall
3 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Harlow’s
4 – Paso Robles, Calif.— Barrelhouse Brewing Co
5 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Bootleg Theater
6 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
7 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
10 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
11 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Urban Lounge
12 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
13 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Ivywild School
14 – Ft. Collins, Colo. @ Aggie Theater

2 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Cedar Cultural Center
3 – Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon
4 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
5 – Detroit, Mich. @ Otus Supply
7 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ James Street Ballroom
9 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair
10 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
11 – Ardmore, Pa. @ Ardmore Music Hall
12 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
14 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Neighborhood Theatre
15 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The Mercury Lounge
16 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West
17 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Lincoln Theatre
18 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel

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