TRACK PREMIERE: RAINSTORM BROTHER “HEAVY BLUE”
Rainstorm Brother is songwriter John Isaac Watters (who you might remember from his Hi-Hat residencies, or other street-level sets) and electronics wrangler Tyler Chester, who together make an atmospheric kind of future folk, and “Heavy Blue” is a glimpse of their coming debut. It’s a desolate piano-and-synth almost-ballad with barely-there drums and a relentless sense of tension and release. (If Springsteen covered more than just that one Suicide song, he might end up with something like this.) Rainstorm Brother’s Pt. 1 EP—with musical support from Madison Cunningham (Verve), guitarist/engineer Justin Stanley (Beck, Leonard Cohen) and drummer James Mcallister (The National, Sufjan Stevens)—is due out Nov. 9. More info here!