“Sugar won’t you come home and make me sweet.”
That’s the hook that the lead singer of The Brothers Comatose, Ben Morrison, sings in a duet with folk singer Nicki Bluhm. “Sugar Please” is a country slow jam that is also the lead single for The Brother Comatose’s new album. That LP, called Ink, Dust, and Luck, arrived today.
The band put out a collection of singles and EPs in preparation of their new studio album. They even produced a heavy metal project, rightly titled The Metal EP. For Ink, Dust, and Luck, while The Brothers Comatose didn’t bring back any of the heavy metal, they still managed to have an arena-ready sound with the help of SF producer John Vanderslice.
The album was recorded on analog tape rather than digital so that the traditional folk instruments could retain an authentic vintage sound.
“We took the old school approach of no overdubs, just straight to tape and I think this raw energy really shines through. Vanderslice is a madman in the studio, we couldn’t have done this recording without his genius intuition supporting us all the way through.” – Ben Morrison.
Mixed with contemporary songwriting, Ink, Dust, and Luck offers a fresh take on the too-often overlooked worlds of bluegrass and folk.