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Oh, Brothers

It's a question on everybody's mind: When will orchestral indie rock and atmospheric drum and bass finally get it on? Even though it's an unlikely union, Brothers Past somehow woo both styles enough to create an undeniable spark between them. The Philly four-piece has been lurking in the underground for years, catching buzz on the strength of panoramic live performances. This year saw the release This Feeling's Called Goodbye, a mini-masterpiece of flickering rhythms, lofty guitars, earnest vocal harmonies, and bellowing crescendos, all lacquered with glitchy electronic overtones to yield a boldly original sound. Subtle but urgent, deep but catchier than the avian flu, the Brothers' music could be simplified into an amalgamation something along the lines of "PinkRadioFloydHead-n-bass." But that's kinda dumb, and this stuff is anything but.

Brothers Past play at 9 p.m. Saturday, December 10, at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $10. Call 954-564-1074.

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Jonathan Zwickel

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