Middle Brother Plans Tour

After several on-stage collaborations, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, John McCauley of Deer Tick and Matthew Vasquez of Delta Spirit announced late last year that they were heading into the studio to record an album under the moniker Middle Brother. Since then, we’ve heard whispers concerning how the album might sound. Finally, with their album’s March 1st release date quickly approaching, Middle Brother has unveiled a single and slew of tour dates. Check them out down below.


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02 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club  *
03 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club  *
04 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel *
05 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
06 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom  *
09 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts *
10 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall *
11 – Toronto, ON – Opera House (w/ Deer Tick)
12 – Chicago, IL – Metro  *
13 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre  *
14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue  *
15 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater *
17 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada  *
18 – Austin, TX –  Brooklyn Vegan, Partisan Records, and KF Records Present: A Free SXSW Day Party at Swan Dive / Barbarella (SXSW)
19 – Austin, TX – Auditorium Shores/Ground Control Touring Showcase (SXSW)

03 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent  #
04 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley  #
05 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho  &
06 – Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar  &
07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo  &
08 – San Diego, CA – The Loft  &

* = w/ Dawes and Deer Tick
# = w/ Blake Mills
& = w/ Jonny Corndawg


Middle Brother Gets Technological

Middle Brother are taking a new angle to fan-interaction. The group has taken it upon themselves to develop their very own iPhone app.

The (free) app is intended to bring fans exclusive news, content and a new level of interaction with the band. You can download it right here. The app comes in preparation of the band’s first album, which will be out March 1st.

Middle Brother, in case you hadn’t heard, is made up of Deer Tick’s John McCauley, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Delta Spirit’s Matthew Vazquez. The three toured together in 2009 and realized their musical tastes were too similar to not collaborate in some form.

The group will be touring starting March 2nd to celebrate their self-titled release. Their schedule looks like this…


Mar-02 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Mar-03 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

Mar-04 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Mar-05 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mar-06 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

Mar-09 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

Mar-10 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall

Mar-11 – Toronto, ON – Opera House

Mar-12 – Chicago, IL – Metro

Mar-13 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

Mar-14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Mar-15 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater

Mar-17 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Mar-19 – Austin, TX – Auditorium Shores/Ground Control Touring Showcase


Who is Middle Brother?

Earlier this week, Partisan Records made a huge announcement; Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, John McCauley of Deer Tick, and Matthew Vasquez of Delta Spirit have joined forces to create Middle Brother. Since the trio played their tiny, late-night, unannounced event at CMJ under the moniker “MG&V,” there have been whispers that a side project wasn’t far off. But, little did we know that the guys had already wrapped their debut record, which is set for a March 1st, 2011 release date.

Middle Brother will be playing a one-off show December 20 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles  to benefit Invisible Children. That show will also feature an acoustic McCauley set.