Brother Moses & Carver Commodore
Hill Country Live Presents
This event will have standing room and seating. All seats are first come, first serve. All sales are final. No refunds. If you would like to dine in before the show please go to www.hillcountry.com
Brother Moses was formed in 2014 by a group of friends who wanted to try and find a place for themselves in the small-but-vibrant Fayetteville, Arkansas music scene. Childhood friends and college roommates James Lockhart and Moses Gomez wrote songs in their spare room and showed them to friends and fellow University of Arkansas student John-Lewis Anderson, who invited them to play an annual Halloween house party they hosted. The experience bonded the band together and with a later addition of drummer Corey Dill, Brother Moses was born and set out to recreate the spirit of that night over and over.
Their first official release, the sun-soaked, blissed-out Legends, took that spirit and condensed it into six songs that showcased the intertwined guitar work of Anderson and Gomez and the relentlessly catchy hooks of frontman James Lockhart. Produced and recorded by Raymond Richards (Local Natives, LCD Soundsystem). the record quickly turned the house parties into sold-out shows, and the group of friends into a creative unit that sought to make something uniquely their own.
Their first full-length release saw the band staying true to their frenetic roots, but dialed down to a more focused and controlled center. Mixing explosive The Walkmen-sized hooks with tightly wound ribbons of guitar and synthesizers, Magnolia would go on to collect over a million total streams in just a year’s time after an independent release in February 2018.
Soon after the release of Magnolia, the band made the decision to move from Arkansas and relocate permanently as a group to New York City. They celebrated the move with the release of two tracks - “Sam & Diane” and “Love Will Set You Free,” songs that showcased the band’s pop music IQ and an ever-increasing knack for making music that travels from ambient expanses to cathartic eruptions within a single song.
Over the course of 2019, the band embarked on several tours across the United States both as an opener (for Knox Hamilton, Michigander, and others) and a headlining act. In between tour dates, they traveled to Memphis, TN to record their second LP, Desperation Pop, with engineer Calvin Lauber (The Band CAMINO, Julien Baker). It is set to release in March 2020.
Carver Commodore Pruitt is standing on the back porch of his farmhouse in the outskirts Florence, Alabama, when he notices an orb of light falling from the sky. Upon its impact, Carver examines the orb. While doing so, the mysterious light rolls toward him and stops, as if to look right into his soul. After a few seconds of searching for a sane explanation, the orb rolls back to its point of impact and ascends into the Heavens. Carver then tells his brother what he had witnessed. He explains his belief that the orb was a premonition of sorts, warning him that his end is near. He asks his brother to tend to his wife and farm so he can attend church and accept Jesus into his heart. Three days after doing so, a car struck Carver Commodore on his way home from work – and pronounced dead on sight.
Brother Moses & Carver CommodoreThursday, March 26, 2020 8:30 PM