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The Brother Brothers Announce Debut Album, Release New 'Frankie' Video: Premiere

The Brother Brothers
Erika Kapin

The Brother Brothers

Indie-twang duo The Brother Brothers have announced their first full-length album, Some People I Know, will drop Oct. 19 on Compass Records. And ahead of its release, Billboard is premiering the video for first single, "Frankie," below. 

The Brooklyn-based band is comprised of identical twins Adam and David Moss, who are bringing their unique warm blend of fiddle and cello to their new label. "Frankie" explores David Moss' relationship with his NYC neighborhood Red Hook and the devastation the community endured following Hurricane Sandy. 

Having witnessed economic shift in his home and the greater U.S., Moss told Billboard, ?"I've looked upon the Statue of Liberty, and cherished the idea that someone can come to these shores and have the freedom to make a life unspoiled by an oppressive government or a strong handed oppressor.

"But in her shadow," Moss continued, "I've seen money take precedent over the things I find most valuable: community, conversation, art, expression. These are the things that make us American and vibrant, but they are not things that allow us to pay our rent or buy property when faced with people who place more value in economics and finance ... value hardly ever begets values." 

The soulful folk on "Frankie" reflects Moss' American ideals, built with tender country strings and swelling into the harmonic repetition of "I don't care about money." The accompanying video reads like an open box of intimate Polaroids, showcasing the many faces and corners of the brothers' home. 

The Some People I Know release party is Oct. 19 at Union Pool in Brooklyn. The Brother Brothers will tour extensively with I'm With Her this fall; tickets can be found here.