Photo by Jerome Brock
Dallas’ Brandon Carr originally appeared in the Earlies, a British band that blended psychedelia with folk and electronic elements. After Carr left the band in 2007, he stopped playing music altogether, but fellow North Texan John Dufilho coaxed him back. Dufilho’s a great enabler. He’s a multi-instrumentalist who’s led his own outfits (the Deathray Davies) and appeared as more of a utility player in the Apples In Stereo.
Carr and Dufilho originally set out to do something heavy in the vein of Black Sabbath, but Corner Suns ended up going in a completely different direction. “The Rattle In The Room” is the kind of quirky pop-rock that the two originally made their names on, and Sarah Jaffe lends her distinctive voice for some sparkling backing harmonies. The song is literally about how much fun it is to make music, and you can hear it. It’s a reset button for two music veterans.
“The Rattle In The Room” appears on Corner Suns, out January 13 via Idol.
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