12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a smoothness to Cary Brothers that recalls a similar sleekness coloring the work of another well-educated, stylized songwriter: Duncan Sheik. At times, Brothers sounds so comfortable with his surroundings that the ease threatens to tilt the balance. But these aren’t meant to be songs of unreserved uplift. There’s struggle involved. So the anthemic, cathartic chorus of “The Glass Parade” may be a bit much, but the quiet, dropping piano notes of “Honestly” put things in perfect perspective. Brothers had an unusual entry into the music business; he met Scrubs’ star Zach Braff in college. Braff featured Brothers’ music in his film Garden State and Brothers has since had his music appear onBones, Smallville, Grey’s Anatomy and ER. There’s certainly a melodramatic aspect to his music that makes it a natural fit for television, but it’s most effectively brought to life with the piano and strings that haunt “Loneliest Girl in the World.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a smoothness to Cary Brothers that recalls a similar sleekness coloring the work of another well-educated, stylized songwriter: Duncan Sheik. At times, Brothers sounds so comfortable with his surroundings that the ease threatens to tilt the balance. But these aren’t meant to be songs of unreserved uplift. There’s struggle involved. So the anthemic, cathartic chorus of “The Glass Parade” may be a bit much, but the quiet, dropping piano notes of “Honestly” put things in perfect perspective. Brothers had an unusual entry into the music business; he met Scrubs’ star Zach Braff in college. Braff featured Brothers’ music in his film Garden State and Brothers has since had his music appear onBones, Smallville, Grey’s Anatomy and ER. There’s certainly a melodramatic aspect to his music that makes it a natural fit for television, but it’s most effectively brought to life with the piano and strings that haunt “Loneliest Girl in the World.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

nmd15 ,

Absolutely Amazing!

Cary Brothers is an amazing artist and I highly recommend his music to anyone who enjoys beautiful, heartfelt songs. His lyrics will draw you in and you can truly feel what he feels. I first heard his music on Scrubs and then went to one of his concerts just to see what he was about...and I couldn't get enough! Not only were his songs outstanding but he was a truly nice and genuine person. You guys have to get his music! You'll love it, I swear!

ukshoegaze ,

Simply Excellent

I've been waiting for this record for a long time, and it's everything I hoped it would be. Ethereal guitars, massive soundscapes, spot-on vocals, and a couple of good old fashioned 80's pop tracks for good measure. In a world of overhyped bands, this very un-hyped record will be the album of the summer for a lot of us.

jayy3 ,

very good album- honestly

if you're already a fan of cary brothers this album really hits the spot. carys one of the best singer/songwriters out right now.

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