O'Brother

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O'Brother
O'Brother 2011-11-11 03.JPG
Left to right: Johnny Dang, Tanner Merritt, Michael Martens, Anton Dang, and Aaron Wamack in 2011
Background information
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Sludge Metal, Post-Hardcore, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Labels Favorite Gentlemen,
Triple Crown
Associated acts Manchester Orchestra
Website obrothermusic.net
Members Tanner Merritt
Anton Dang
Johnny Dang
Michael Martens
Jordan McGhin
Past members Aaron Wamack
Spencer Ussery
Kyle Coleman

O'Brother is an American rock band from Atlanta, Georgia.[1] After releasing their debut EP, In Comparison to Me, in 2006,[2][3] Aaron Wamack and Tanner Merritt joined the band in 2008.[2][4] A second EP, The Death of Day was released on May 5, 2009 by Favorite Gentlemen Recordings,[5] to positive reviews.[6][7] The band also released a vinyl split of their song, Lay Down, in collaboration with Sainthood Reps (a side-project of Brand New's Derrick Sherman), under the vinyl label, The Ambitious Guest.[8] After the release of The Death of Day, the band toured with Manchester Orchestra and The Features in February – March 2010.[9][10] O'Brother joined Thrice's Major/Minor tour in September – November 2011, alongside Moving Mountains and La Dispute.[11][12] Their first LP, Garden Window, was released on November 15, 2011, and was well-received critically.[13][14][15][16] The record was released by Triple Crown [17] and was co-produced by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell from Manchester Orchestra.[18] The band recorded a session at Daytrotter in Nov 2011.[19] In February 2012, O'Brother went on a co-headlining tour with Junius.[20] Aaron Wamack left the band prior to the tour's start.[21]

Band members[edit]

Current members[22][23]
  • Tanner Merritt - Lead Vocals, Guitar
  • Johnny Dang – Guitar
  • Jordan McGhin - Guitar
  • Michael Martens – Drums
  • Anton Dang - Bass

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • In Comparison to Me (2006)
  • The Death of Day (2009)
  • Basement Window (2012)

Full Lengths[edit]

  • Garden Window (2011)
  • Disillusion (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harrison, Shane (January 5, 2012). "Live music picks: Jan. 6-12". Access Atlanta. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  2. ^ a b Fusilli, Jim (January 18, 2012). "A Garden Full of Axes". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  3. ^ "In Comparison To Me EP". Favorite Gentleman. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  4. ^ Love, Gloria (December 28, 2011). "Local band O’Brother releases first album". Neighbor Newspaper. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  5. ^ "O'Brother: About the Artist". Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  6. ^ Parno, Trevor (April 27, 2009). O'Brother - The Death of Day. AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  7. ^ Pettersson, Eric (June 1, 2009). "O’ Brother – The Death of Day". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  8. ^ Goddard, Luke (December 18, 2009). "Atlanta’s own, O’Brother release a new 7″ Split". The Blue Indian. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  9. ^ Jones, Brandon (January 6, 2010). "O’Brother With Manchester Orchestra". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  10. ^ Cannon, Sean (January 6, 2010). "Manchester Orchestra Taking The Features, O’Brother on Tour". BuzzGrinder. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  11. ^ "Tours: Thrice / Moving Mountains / O'Brother / La Dispute". PunkNews. July 19, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  12. ^ Jones, Brandon (July 28, 2011). "Thrice Tour Additions". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  13. ^ Buchanan, David (November 22, 2011). "Album Review: O’Brother – Garden Window". Consequences of Sound. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  14. ^ Pfleider, Adam (November 14, 2011). "O'Brother - Garden Window". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  15. ^ Shultz, Brian (November 15, 2011). "Garden Window". AltPress. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  16. ^ Worpole, Nick. "Album review: O'Brother - Garden Window". Alter The Press. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  17. ^ Robertson, Jon (December 31, 2011). "Jon’s Top 22 Albums of 2011". Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  18. ^ Reid, Sean. "Feature: Alter The Press! Studio Report - O'Brother - 'Garden Window'". Alter the Press. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  19. ^ "O'Brother". Daytrotter Sessions. November 14, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  20. ^ Trimboli, Grant (December 14, 2011). "O’Brother Announce Co-Headlining Tour With Juni". Under the Gun Review. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  21. ^ "A New Year For All of Us...". February 9, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  22. ^ Bowers, Jared (June 7, 2011). "(VIDEO) Artist Interview: O’Brother". Record Rebellion. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  23. ^ Powell, Justin. "O'Brother looking to make a name for itself". Metromix. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 

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