Landing on the Tobin Sprout side of the Guided By Voices spectrum, Smug Brothers know a thing or two about GBV. Likewise based in Dayton, Ohio, the four-piece Smug Brothers count former Geeb’s drummer Don Thrasher among its members.
With nine releases in the last decade, Echo Complex, the band’s 2015 split EP with Columbus’s Brat Curse, packs rough and tumble musical fragments and jangling power-pop into a 15-minute span of immediate sonic gratification as evidenced by lead single “(A Minute for) Ruby Skate.”
Succumb to your new musical crush by streaming/downloading “(A Minute for) Ruby Skate” below. Purchase Echo Complex on limited edition cassette or as a digital download via Bandcamp.