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and the relatives

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Going ? & the Mysterians one better, this Nashville trio omits the frontman’s name altogether—perhaps because “Andrew Brassell and the Relatives” would exhaust most club marquees’ stashes of L’s. Funny thing is, where most bands these days wear their inspirations like ID bracelets, it’s the relatives of the group’s sound who are hard to pin down: a song like the title track of their new Animals EP snakes from a spindly, insinuating guitar riff to a rubbery groove to a dub-reverb interlude, evoking anything from Television to the Steve Miller Band. It gets better with every listen, as the stop-start rhythms that power most of the songs give you time to anticipate the hooks—the cathartic ascending chorus of “Dixie Cups,” the electronic boop! that marks time on “Marie.” Featuring bassist Eli Beaird and drummer and Scene contributor Patrick Rodgers, the group plays a CD release show with Eureka Gold, The Glib and Modern Skirts.
Fri., Nov. 14, 9 p.m., 2008 - Nashville Scene


Indie rock in the ’90s was all about guitars. The best of the decade were careful students of rock history with quirky idiosyncrasies. And the Relatives are like that perfectly preserved fossil in amber in Jurassic Park—they play the kind of indie rock that existed before the meaning of “indie” became extinct. Before indie rock was hijacked as an industry buzzword to describe major-label bands like the Killers or the Strokes, indie bands sounded a lot like And the Relatives—pop music amidst an unruly backdrop and some pretty sweet sounding guitars. RIYL: Pavement, Guided by Voices, Sebadoh - Nashville Scene


Discography

Talking to My Fingers - EP (self released 2007)
animals - EP (self released 2008)

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and the relatives are from east nashville, tn.

in 2007, and the relatives released talking to my fingers. they played the "next big nashville festival" in 2007 & 2008. their music has been featured on vanderbilt’s wvru FM station, SPIN Magazine's SPIN Picks, Lake Fever's Lake Fever's Sessions, and weownthistown.net’s nashville 9 podcast.

in 2009, and the relatives were asked back to Next Big Nashville for a third time. they were also invited to CMJ Music Marathon where they played 2 showcases.

animals was released in nov. 2008 and they are currently working on a new full length album.

no one in the band is directly related to robert palmer