MONEYBROTHER "Real Control"
Includes download code! Stockholm Sweden's MONEYBROTHER is the solo project from Anders Wendin (originally of Monster fame) where he creates a soul-oriented blend of music styles like reggae, punk, rock'n'roll, pub rock, and even disco. Named after the two words that his baby brother could pronounce in English, MONEYBROTHER walked straight in to people's hearts with his gold selling, Grammy award-winning, striking 2003 debut album Blood Panic. Since then, Wendin has continued to reach new successful heights throughout Europe with the three releases that followed, not to mention a tomato soup brand that bears the MONEYBROTHER name. Now the artist has set his sights stateside with his first US full length release, Real Control, which includes four reworked and rerecorded tracks that are different from the Scandinavian release of the album. With Real Control, MONEYBROTHER continues to utilize elements of 60s and 70s soul, like call and response vocals, sweeping string arrangements and dramatic lyrics, or what LA Weekly describes as a Scandinavian stew of reggae, disco and roots-rocking thrash. From the Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjorn & John) produced opener, Born Under A Bad Sign to the soulful epic closer of Showdown, MONEYBROTHER paints with the same pallet as Stiff Records era pub rock bands, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Thin Lizzy, The Clash, Springsteen, and, of course, the northern soul greats that so deeply inspired him.