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The Brothers Gross / Press

“The Brothers Gross are a geeked-out garage punk outfit with roots in Illinois and Indiana. If you catch them in the act live, you can inhale or exhale between songs...but you won't have time for both. I saw BROGRO (as they're commonly known) banging out a bunch of jittery, catchy punk tunes back-to-back-to-back for about half an hour, when they opened for Sonny Vincent in Chicago during the summer of 2013. I was thoroughly impressed with the band's overall performance, choice of cover songs (Sex Pistols' "Bodies" and "Today Your Love, Tommorow The World" by the Ramones), and their lead vocalist/drummer that DIDN'T make you think of Phil Collins jokes about how lame singing drummers usually are. I bought the BROGRO album after their set and, when I dropped it on the turntable at home, I was equally blown away. While their live show was dead on and straight ahead (think Marked Men at their finest, no joke), the record showed a lot more range. Though they cite their influences as”

“BROTHERS GROSS, THE: Ready to Roll: 7” Ah, power pop. With you I can always count on hand claps mid-breakdown, ample shouts of “A one, two, three, four!” and at least one track with the word “runaway” in the title. The Brothers Gross stay true to the spirit of the genre and it sounds good. If you enjoy The Mandates or Mother’s Children, this EP is definitely worth picking up. –Alanna Why (Sexy Baby, sexybabyrecords.com)”

“Party-ready rock’n’roll about girls and feelin’ alright”

“Starting last weekend in Indianapolis, The Brothers Gross will have played 24 dates in 21 cities during their 28-day journey to the West Coast, that wraps up in Chicago on March 16.”

“All the songs are pretty dang good; I’m going to recommend you buy 144 copies because that will be funniest.”

“The Brothers Gross – actual brothers no less – open up with their brand of bright eyed spooky power pop. There are also touches of the proverbial garage and even Byrd’s like jangle. Basically these bros have absorbed much rock n roll history and churn out well schooled tunes without sounding academic. There you go. ”

“The Brothers Gross - "Time To Go Now" CD Simple, yet solid '77 style pop punk a la FM Knives from this Indiana three piece that includes an actual set of Brothers Gross, as the name suggests. The more rocking numbers explore the area mined out by the skinny tie sneer of 999, while an ever-present tambourine glosses everything over with a pop sheen. More contemplative tunes, like "When the lights are low" flirt with synths and female backing vocals, giving off a new wavey Buzzcocks feel to them. More natural than nostalgic, this is a fun listen.”

“It must be catchy month here at MRR. This one comes in the form of pure power pop that carries a distinct '60s sound. Or does it remind me of the power pop of the late '70s? Yes that's it. Except sometimes it seems more pure pop than power pop. And there really are 2 brothers in the band. And they really are the 2 main songwriters. (And I am not discounting Steve and Alan's contributions) This one's got 4 nice cuts.”

“LANDLOCKED MUSIC STORE - BLOOMINGTON, IN Jason's Best Long Players of 2009 Brothers Gross, Time To Go Now (Bad Track) My favorite discovery of 2009. And they're from Indiana to boot! Punk-informed power-pop, musically and geographically right between the Stooges and Shoes: the perfect band? Their 7" single is super sweet too. ”

“The Brothers Gross - 5 Song Demo (www.myspace.com/thebrothersgross) The Brothers Gross from Demotte, IN play repetitive, sassy rock'n'roll, that will remind you of the Velvet Underground with a little bit of a Rip Off Records vibe. You can catch up with this rock'n'roll fiasco through their Myspace. They are currently playing gigs in the Indianapolis area, and while I wasn't exacly moved by them, it was nice to hear someone doing that 60s garage rock kind of style and not sucking. ”

Chris Mattern - Jersey Beat Review

“HALLOWEEN HOUSE SHOW REVIEW IN INDIANAPOLIS The Brothers Gross followed the unexpected openers. They seemed to be the main draw for the show, as the basement quickly became packed with fans that danced and sang along. Their power-pop is irresistibly catchy, even in the low-tech acoustics of a basement. Following in the footsteps of Phil Collins, drummer Kyle Gross also handles the lead vocals and doesn't miss a beat. Bassist Steve Trathen and guitarist Tim Gross join in to harmonize and enhance the singing. The guitar stays fairly clean, using little distortion to complement the single-string solos, while the bassist performs runs that are relatively complex for this style in a throwback to power-pop greats The Exploding Hearts. ”

“THE BROTHERS GROSS - TIME TO GO NOW CD The Brothers Gross hailing from the good ole Hoosier state of Indiana sound a lot like Richard Hell and the Voidoids, The Beatles and The Beach Boys. These boys probably grew up around a lot of older movers and shakers to get the sound that they possess. A sound that is very much an old pop rock sound with some punk elements from the 60's and 70's heyday. Definitely for an older audience although young men play in this band. I definitely like the punkier sounding songs. Best songs: "Let's Dance", "Do you Wanna Wanna Be My Girl", "When the Lights Are Low", "All the Same" Worst song: "Ya Can't Kiss Me" www.myspace.com/thebrothersgross punk rock ”

“The duo, with occasional bassist Steve Trathen, create raw garage rock with a power pop edge.”

"It started out with two brothers playing music in their room as kids."