San Francisco’s own Brother Pacific is an Americana rock project that creates an infectious country-tinged fusion of folk and indie rock music. The band released its second EP, Give it to Me, last September but the record is worth sharing over and over again. Colored with ringing keyboard organ, vocalist Steve Franks’ pensive drawl, intimate lyrics and plenty of references to the past, the record takes listeners on a journey through the highs and lows of human emotion without ever extinguishing a burning sense of hope. The stand out piece on the five-song record is undoubtedly the title track. Carried by drum beats built for a spaghetti western film, “Give it to Me” is filled out by humming keys, twangy guitars and the hungry proclamation:“This life’s got soul/ give it to me.”
Head over to the Brother Pacific’s Bandcamp page to hear the rest of the EP, including the anthemic opener “Morning Sun” and the aching longing of “Harvest Day.” The guys have been quiet so far this year, but here’s hoping that they’re cooking up something new right now!