New album, When You Crave a Sweetness, Now available!
That The Brothers Burn Mountain have energy is without debate. What 'When You Crave a Sweetness' brings to light is that they're talented musicians whose palette of aural shades and hues is so varied that they really are unclassifiable.” - John Ziegler, Duluth News Tribune
“The [Brothers Burn Mountain] are a duo of electric guitar and drums playing blues-infused music, like The Black Keys but different. Swirling harmonies are set atop fast rhythms, drums are synced up or pulled perfectly away from guitar riffs--it's tight but not stiff, locked but not robotic. Seeing them play is definitely a hypnotic treat.” - Brad Nelson from The Duluth Brews Tribune, drummer of The Black-eyed Snakes and The Boomchucks.
“The Brothers Burn Mountain have made 4 songs off their forthcoming release Deep in Dark Woods (A Diarmada Production 2011) available through ReverbNation. Every time I hear new material from Brothers Burn Mountain it sounds like their best work ever, and that's because the music is always driving, pressing forward, with brothers Ryan and Jesse Dermody jamming along for the ride.
It sounds like another amazing journey of moving rhythms, burning vocals and an overall sense of freedom is on the way - check out the new tunes! The Brothers Burn Mountain are a true original with swirling harmonies, rhythms of the universe, and a style that is instantly recognizable.
Burning Whispers really stood out to me, with such an immense and
growing wall of sound. But then follow that with Cloud Woman of the
Bleeding Sun and you'll hear the true dynamics and flow of their
music. Honestly, each of the new songs is amazing and I can't wait for
the full release June, 2011.”
In a diary entry dated May 23, 1895, Joseph MacDiarmad, a farmer, wrote of two brothers who wandered on a hilly country road near his land in Monches, Wisconsin. One of the brothers carried a guitar in its black case hanging from his shoulder with a rope. The other carried a small tom drum hanging similarly from his shoulder. MacDiarmad wrote: “They call themselves The Brothers Burn Mountain, and seem to be unknown but to themselves, and I think they come from Wisconsin, but they have strange accents, almost Irish, almost Canadian, but mostly niether; and there's something about them that makes them look like goodly thieves, that wherever they go and whatever they do, they claim their lives back as their own, and they put their bounty into their sounds....”
“I'm going to make a bold statement about Brothers Burn Mountain. I believe that these guys, Ryan and Jesse Dermody, are going to hit it big in the next few years. That is, I believe they will earn the kind of wide-spread popularity and success that acts like, for example, Bon Iver or The Decemberists have earned in recent years. They seem to be doing everything the right way, most importantly focusing on their music, crafting a unique sound and being totally true to their vision.”- David from Stumpjack Coffee Co
“The phrase, 'I'm just a vessel' is used a lot when I ask artists about where their music comes from, and while the Brothers Burn Mountain never simply said that, I don't think it could be any more true for them. Their music is alive - it's a breathing force that you can feel. The music is all around them, in everything they see. They absorb it and appreciate it and it becomes a part of them that then flows out with no thought process or agenda - true musicians, true artists.” - Doug MacRostie from KAXE.org
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From American Songwriter Magazine
Like the gathering energy of an impro-visational musical peak, is the thrill of discovering music and musicians who bring a new and inspirational facet to our world. The Brothers Burn Mountain are that subtle force pushing irresistibly through the jaded soil of the music world and sprouting life in the minds and hearts of those who listen and hear... Read complete article in American Songwriter.