Philadelphia's BROTHERS PAST have built a national following the old-fashioned way: writing good songs, making great records and touring. Since 2000, the band has been refining its unique sound, blending aspects of electronic music with rock songwriting. Their 2005 release, This Feeling's Called Goodbye, on Sci-Fidelity Records, saw the band receive national praise, from critics, bloggers, hippies, hipsters, and regular people just like you. Many, many festival appearances followed, including a performance at Bonnaroo in 2006. After a one-year hiatus from touring in 2008, the quartet resumed making music with a NYE show at the Note in West Chester, PA that sold out in less than 30 minutes. BROTHERS PAST is hard at work on its next studio release, expected sometime in 2010.
Band members also write and perform in various side projects, like American Babies, Biodiesel, Natural Selection and Freckleface Cunningham.
"Sensitive, scorned, and whimsically serious, BROTHERS PAST is a glimpse into the future of pop music. The Philadelphia quartet rests on a bedrock of solid songwriting, progressive musical sensibilities and incredible drumming. "Words Like Weapons" is a great fucking song with its snappy blips, hot-knife lyrics and scooting breakbeat. In "Leave the Light On" Tom Hamilton's whining lament opposes quick snare snaps and dreamy synths. "Everything Must Go" closes the album with a down-the-nose farewell to the album's lost love. BROTHERS PAST offers a smooth and believable blend of electronica, rock and pop just original enough to place This Feeling at the top of the growing pile of genre-bending releases. -- MORGAN WELLS, URB MAGAZINE
"Philadelphia-based electro-rock band Brothers Past ain’t your typical rock band at all. The quartet works off an energetic sound rich with heavy guitar riffs, spazz-out drum beats, and bleepy digital audio manipulations. It’s ambitious, high-minded, conceptual stuff aiming for the same heights at which Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, and Radiohead set their sights." -- BY: T. BALLARD LESEMANN, The Charleston City Paper