VIDEO PREMIERE: The Brothers Comatose Lean Into Heartfelt Americana as They Look Back with “18 Years”

Whether traveling to gigs on horseback or by tour bus, Americana mavens The Brothers Comatose forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of traditional bluegrass, country and rock ‘n’ roll music. The five-piece string band is anything but a traditional acoustic outfit with their fierce musicianship and rowdy, rock concert-like shows.

The Brothers Comatose is comprised of brothers Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals) and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), Steve Height (bass), Philip Brezina (violin), and Greg Fleischut (mandolin). When they’re not headlining The Fillmore for a sold-out show or appearing at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the band is out on the road performing across America, Canada, Australia, and hosting their very own music festival, Comatopia, in the Sierra foothills.

Today Glide is excited to premiere the official video for their new track “18 Years.” Musically, the song finds the band leaning into some of their most heartfelt material as they look back on folks that are no longer with us. Compared to their more ferocious, high-octane bluegrass tunes, this is a slow acoustic number that is quietly moving, showing a different side of The Brothers Comatose. In making the video, the band asked their fans to send some videos of people who were instrumental in their lives but are no longer with us. They thought it would make for powerful imagery alongside the track, a song about the role their fiddle player Phil’s dad had in his life.

This track was composed by the band’s violinist Phil Brezina and as he explains, “This song was written in hours during the raw beginnings of the pandemic when the world was on pause.
It is a tribute to the un-spoken lessons taught by our role models and the heavy loss incurred when they leave. It is a memorial but also a recognition of continuing grief.
I used to complain to my dad that all I wanted was to get out of the house and be on my own. His response was always ‘Son, 18 years goes by pretty quickly. You’ll see.'”


The Brothers Comatose new studio album When It All Falls Apart comes out July 22nd.

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