The Brothers Steve “#1”

If you were into 00s powerpop/glam, then you probably remember Los Angeles band TSAR. If you don’t, then rush and grab their albums! 3 members of TSAR play in The BROTHERS STEVE, but the music of the band is more influenced by TEENAGE FANCLUB, GUIDED BY VOICES or The KINKS. The 60s powerpop influences perfectly mix with 90s altenative Brit pop in “Angeline” and some strong 70s glam rock influences can be heard in the very catchy “We Got The Hits” and in “Carry Me.”Songs like “She”, the organic “C’mon Pappy” or “Carolanne” are rooted in the 60s but manage to sound modern at the same time and The BROTHERS STEVE also display some garage rock’n’roll influences in “Songwriter” or in “Beat Generation Poets Turned Assassin.” Although this album doesn’t sound like TSAR, it definitely has some similarities in the songwriting, the bubblegum melodies and vocal harmonies, and I personally won’t complain about it.
That’s modern powerpop at its best, and the perfect summer album if you’re still looking for one! /Laurent C.

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