Sons of Fathers have come out of left field to make a splash among critics and fans alike, earning a feature in the Wall Street Journal. Singer Paul Cauthen discussed learning about music and life from his traveling preacher grandfather and, of course, the catchy harmonies that he shares with singer David Beck
Here's video of Sons of Fathers playing the title track from their debut.
Others have flipped out over the self-titled debut album, out this week, as well:
"All of the album's songs have the uneasy stillness of an echoing rifle shot… 'Sons of Fathers' features the Austin, Texas, duo singing and playing in a tight, heartfelt vocal style reminiscent of the Eagles and Crosby, Stills & Nash." – Marc Myers, Wall Street Journal, October 27, 2011
"Their rich vocal harmonies are nothing short of moving." –Bruce Warren, XPN.org, August 26, 2011
"Full of their signature melodies and the feel of Texas on the road." –NPR.org, August 19, 2011
"A musical tour de force to be reckoned with… Great songwriting, great musicianship, and great collaboration have yielded a great album… Their consonance of harmony and musicianship would convince the most adept listener that the Sons roots run deeper than most artists dare to venture… Sons of Fathers brush with Texas Country as they ring in the epoch of an enhanced national country movement." –JD Duarte, Brooklyn Country.com
"Sounds like: Avett Brothers." –AOL Music, October 31, 2011
"One of the best slabs of country-rock we’ve heard since the Burritos stepped into the Gilded Palace of Sin." – Michael Verity, MP3.com, October 27, 2011
"Incredible natural harmonies." –PopDose.com, August 26, 2011
"A great record… one of the best CDs of the year." - Thomas McAleer, Examiner.com, August 11, 2011
Here's video of Sons of Fathers playing "Weather Balloons."
Video of the band ripping through "Flatland."
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