Rainbrother is Bjarke Bendtsen’s (ex-The Migrant) new project with a group of musicians from the Copenhagen indie scene. The group released their first track earlier this summer, ‘East African Dream’, a tribal inspired track with chanting choir, a steady beat and slide guitar references to Pink Floyd.
The song is mixed by Noah Georgeson (Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, The Strokes) who has agreed to become midwife for Rainbrother’s first full length album.
Bendtsen ended The Migrant earlier this year in Austin, Texas at Austin’s Psych Fest, Levitation. Since the first Migrant album came out in 2010 he has been backed by musicans from Austin on his American tours and by fellow Danes when touring Europe.
The birth of Rainbrother marks an end of this era, settling down in Copenhagen and a move from indie folk to electric rock territory.
The electricity is present on the first Rainbrother live video for the song “Break Out”. The group will be releasing this song as a single later this autumn prior to the album release which will be out in February next year.
You can watch the live version of “Break Out” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZwiyslCj6Q and listen to “East African Dream” on https://soundcloud.com/rainbrother