D.C. has a new sound making waves, creating early momentum with the 4-piece reggae inspired rock, country, and pop group known as Brent & Co.. Performing over 250 shows a year, this is a sound crafted on the road and the Oct. 30th release of their new self-titled EP will reflect that as we give away their new song “Breakin’ Up” on our homepage for FREE…
You can download Brent & Co. new single “Breakin’ Up” for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.
Brent & Co. – “Breakin’ Up” – Download HERE
“Breakin’ Up” Background:
Brent & CO. will be releasing a follow up to their 2012 Now How We Dream EP with the release of their self-titled EP on October 30th, 2015. Of the 6 tracks on this eclectic release, Brent & Co. has agreed to allow The Pier to give away “Breakin’ Up”, which is said to be a dedication to the three-chord reggae sould of the legendary Gregory Isaacs.
Here’s what the group shared with The Pier about the song “Breakin’ Up”:
“Relationships – be they platonic, romantic or otherwise – are the core of the human experience. We’re social animals. Despite this we’re seemingly hardwired with an ability to make these vital links complicated. I’ve always admired the songwriters who take these knotty situations and distill a larger truth from them – Gregory Isaacs was unrivaled in this ability clarify the human condition all while only using three chords. “Breakin’ Up” is our love letter to him and this tradition of story telling!”
The Brent & Co. EP has a little something for everybody; deep and meaningful love songs, tributes to some of their favorite musicians and fine musicianship throughout. Ranging from acoustic rock and folksy Americana to skanking rock steady reggae and horn heavy funk: with a passion for life and music tying it all together. Brent & Co. are often compared to artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Ray LaMontagne, and Michael Franti. This EP has a broad appeal to new and old fans alike and listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
You can pick up the new EP on October 30th, 2015 via their website by HERE!
Brent & Co. Background:
From Washington, D.C., Brent & Co.’s sound has resonated with music lovers far beyond their mid-atlantic roots. Their appeal is simple: a soulful approach to rock, country, reggae and pop combined with improvisation. It’s memorable and refreshing music with heart and soul.
The strength of their live show, naturally, starts with the band members themselves. Theirs is a brotherhood forged on the road – in a station wagon – with over 250 acoustic & full band shows a year. Vocalist/guitarist Brent Peterson is joined on stage by drummer Dominic Fragman, saxophonist Derrick Michaels, and bassist Joe Martone. While the members of Brent & Co. come from varied musical backgrounds, their strong musicianship ties their sound together seamlessly.
Yet, in the modern era of “free” music, it’s not enough for independent artists to have a strong sound and compelling live show. Today’s musicians must be label, artist, and manager all while creating their own opportunities. In this day of overnight success, Brent & Co. have sought to build a name the traditional way: with night after night of great performances. First it was small bars and house parties – now it’s a clubs and colleges. Regardless of venue the band consistently reaches new audiences with unique performances of classic tunes and original songs that are thoughtful, catchy, and made for dancing. Thanks to this approach the band has sold thousands of copies of their debut EP “Not How We Dream” directly to fans from the side of the stage.
Huge thanks again to Brent & Co. for allowing us to share their new single “Breakin Up” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
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