“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.” The justification for the actions of the men in these songs. Always leaving, looking for the next job, taking comfort in the bottle. Turning their backs on settlement; turning to face the next fight head on. Yes, these songs are hard stomping, but there is contemplation as well: an interplay between opportunity and melancholy. The two brothers trade the microphone, sometimes bellowing, sometimes gravelly, sometimes quiet, always full and realized. A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do, but it sure helps to have a brother watch your back.
Listen to it on bandcamp, buy it on their website: thesumnerbrothers.com