Middle Brother over Corndawg (more by Tim Griffin)

As the "Middle Brother" release date of March 1st approaches, the band have released the title-track from their self-titled debut album. Grab the MP3 for the first time above, or listen to the song in the band's new iPhone app. Pre-order the album via Partisan Records.

Middle BrotherMiddle Brother (the band) is comprised of the unmistakable three voices of Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, John McCauley of Deer Tick, and Matthew Vasquez of Delta Spirit, but in "Middle Brother" (the song) you'll also recognize the voice of Jonny Corndawg who also helped them write the tune.

Middle Brother kick off their first-ever tour on March 2nd in Washington DC. That's the tour that will include FULL SETS by Middle Brother AND Deer Tick AND Dawes on almost all March dates including on March 5th at Music Hall of Williamsburg and March 6th at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to both of those shows are still on sale.

Jonny Corndawg (pictured above) will be on the tour and performing at all Middle Brother shows, though he'll only be playing full opening sets at the newly-added April California shows (list below). After California, Corndawg heads back to NYC in time to finish off another Brooklyn residency - last time it was at Union Pool, this time it's at Brooklyn Bowl (April 4, 11, 18 & 25).

Middle Brother's March run ends at SXSW in March. There the band play the previously-mentioned Ground Control Touring showcase at Auditorium Shores on March 19th, and they will play a BrooklynVegan day party one day earlier - March 18th & Swan Dive/Barabarella. BrooklynVegan (we) have teamed up with Partisan Records and Knitting Factory for a free, afternoon, 3-stage event. It will be Middle Brother's only day party, and Deer Tick are on the bill too. The rest of the lineup and more details TBA. Stay tuned.

Back to NYC for a second, this related show is also happening:

VIRGIN FOREST (4/5ths of phosphorescent)
IAN P. O'NEIL (deer tick)
Sunday Feb 20th @ Legion Bar
790 Metropolitan Ave. At Humboldt Wburg, BK, $5 / 8pm

All tour dates, and a new Delta Spirit video, below...

DeltaSpirit::Golden State [OFFICIAL]

Middle Brother
Middle Brother

Middle Brother - 2011 Tour Dates
Mar-02 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
Mar-03 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *
Mar-04 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel *
Mar-05 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Mar-06 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
Mar-09 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts *
Mar-10 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall *
Mar-11 - Toronto, ON - Opera House (w/ Deer Tick)
Mar-12 - Chicago, IL - Metro *
Mar-13 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre *
Mar-14 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
Mar-15 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theater *
Mar-17 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
Mar-18 - Austin, TX - Brooklyn Vegan, Knitting Factory & Partisan Records present: a free Day Party at Swan Dive / Barbarella
Mar-19 - Austin, TX - Auditorium Shores/Ground Control Touring Showcase (SXSW)
Apr-03 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent #
Apr-04 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe's Alley #
Apr-05 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho &
Apr-06 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar &
Apr-07 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo &
Apr-08 - San Diego, CA - The Loft &
* = w/ Dawes and Deer Tick
# = w/ Blake Mills
& = w/ Jonny Corndawg

Jonny Corndawg - 2011 Tour Dates
Feb 21st - Los Angeles, CA Pehrspace
Feb 26th - Columbus, OH The Rumba Cafe with Dawes
Mar 2nd - Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club *
Mar 3rd - Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club *
Mar 4th - Brooklyn, NY MHOW *
Mar 5th - New York, NY Bowery Ballroom *
Mar 9th - Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts *
Mar 10th - Rochester, NY Water St Music Hall *
Mar 11th - Torotno, ON Opera House *
Mar 12th - Chicago, IL The Metro *
Mar 13th - Madison, WS Majestic Theatre *
Mar 14th - Minneapolis, MN First Avenue *
Mar 15th - Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre *
Mar 17th - Dallas, TX Club Da Da *
Mar 19th - Austin, TX SXSW *
Apr 4th - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Apr 5th - Santa Barbara, CA SOhO *
Apr 6th - Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar *
Apr 7th - Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
Apr 8th - San Diego, CA The Loft *
Apr 11th - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Apr 18th - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Apr 25th - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Apr 30th - Belfast, ME Belfast Music Festival with Michael Hurley
* with Middle Brother

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