INTRODUCING: BROTHER OF MONDAY
Who is BROTHER OF MONDAY?
Just when you think the term lo-fi has become ridiculously overused or completely misrepresented by the masses, and you start getting that nagging urge to remove the lofi-hashtag from every single social media post you ever hurdled into the online world, and smack every doofus who dares using the term in public with a slightly wet newspaper...
Say hi to Brother of Monday, the moniker of Peter Bothum from Newark, Delaware, and the man who single-handedly fixed the meaning of lo-fi.
We first were made aware of his self-titled and excellent album through a recommendation submitted for our Fax Machine Anthems-post "Hey, hi, go listen #3", accompanied by these words:
"The album creates an auditory experience that evokes a longing for the tactile sensations of the past, providing a contrast to the perceived clarity of modern digital music. We can hear the analog tape head limiting and compressing each note and cymbal hit, creating a sense of urgency and criticality that is not always present in modern music. The singer/songwriter's urgency to express their ideas and feelings is palpable through the sound."
Who can ignore that‽ We couldn't, so we set out to cement a collaboration with him, and are very much looking forward to see which other catchy #lofi will roll out of his 4-track in the near future.
While we wouldn't mind filling this page with a lot more information about Peter, his previous bands, his inspiration and various other facts, this interview on JanglePopHub is actually doing such a great job summarizing that already, we'll take the lazy route and tell you to make sure to read it!
Brother of Monday on Bandcamp
Brother of Monday on Spotify
Brother of Monday's self titled album is released through Wilbur & Moore Records in July 2023.
It is made available on cd and as digital download, accompanied by a lyric video for the song Ken Tremendous.
All music and lyrics by Brother of Monday
Produced by Songbird O'Reilly
Cover art by Lauren Bothum
Check out the music video for Ken Tremendous: