Rainbrother: “Blue”

Photo by Jesper Helbo

All this week, the Song of the Day spotlights artists performing at SXSW 2017.

Rainbrother is a five-piece outfit hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark that’s hitting its first SXSW just a few months after opening for Big Thief. On its debut album, Tales From The Drought, the Danish band strikes a vein of psychedelic folk-rock that sounds easygoing but hints at darker depths. “Blue” coasts on the kind of eerie, backwoods vibe that Midlake used to excel at, but Rainbrother sounds (dare I say) cloudier. Rain, drought, blue–the watery imagery fits well on this fluid, forward-flowing song.

“Blue” appears on Tales From The Drought, out now.

–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX

Rainbrother at SXSW 2017:

Monday, Mar 13 – Hotel Vegas (day party, RSVP here)

Tuesday, Mar 14 – Cheer Up Charlie’s (official SXSW showcase) – 7:45 p.m.

Friday, Mar 17 – Shiner’s Saloon (day party, RSVP here) – 1:15 p.m.

Saturday, Mar 18 – The Little Darlin’ – 9 p.m.

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