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Today we’re happy to premiere a brand new track from Queens, New York’s Kings of the Brushwood Thicket. The project is the brain child of Bruce Erik Brauer, former guitarist of the NYC outfit Dog Society. It was the recent and sudden loss of both Brauer’s father and uncle that provided the spark for the acoustic work that soon flew under the Kings of the Brushwood Thicket banner.
You've got the bug—you’ve decided to buy an acoustic guitar—and nothing will stop you, not even the haunted, hungry look in your children’s eyes. So you empty your bank account, raid your kids’ college fund and head down to a local house of ill repute: a music store. You’re gonna get that acoustic, practicality and your wife’s entreaties be damned.
Scott Stevens seems to have everything it takes to make a sizable splash in the wide world of music. Command of the stage, strong vocals, authoritative guitar playing and a drive to make it all happen. But as much as that is, is it enough?
I know what you’re thinking. You’ve heard this song a million times. But I can guarantee you’ve not heard this dark and intense version from French metal band, Klone. Easing in with guitar and horns, the song is slightly bent and a bit disturbing. This is not your mother’s “Summertime,” that’s for sure!