You may not have heard of The Georgia Flood yet, but that’s about to change. Take wind of brothers Brooks Mason and Lane Kelly; barely into their 20’s and rooted deep in rock. The family affair has been playing together for 13 years and in that time have developed a genre-bending alternative-rock sound. Much of it having to do with growing up together in the South (McDonough, Georgia).
“Brooks would play guitar and I’d play drums back when we were just 7 and 10,” says Lane. “We were the family entertainment at every reunion and birthday party.”
The brothers began further refining their technique by playing blue’s in biker bars and in any smoky club they could. After getting bigger and starting to make some noise in the scene , as well as securing opening gigs with some well known artist’s (.38 Special), the brothers will release their new EP, People Like Ourselves, on December 2nd.
The first single, “Better Not Together”, off the forthcoming record is a soulful crooner that will stop you in your tracks as Brooks Mason howls softly over The Georgia Flood’s signature Mayer-esque guitar riffs and breezy melodies. You hear influences ranging from Derek Trucks to Kings of Leon, while that time spent in blues clubs has helped refine the brothers into a band that’s clearly ready for a much larger audience.
For years the Georgia Flood has been working extremely hard towards their craft. Not only are listener’s getting their new EP in December, but the band has also put together a music video for “Better Not Together”, which we are very excited to help share with the world.
The video “chronicles the struggle of two brothers as they embark on the ambitious and laborious task of writing music and building a band.” Brooks and Lane envisioned a narrative built around stop motion. 2500 photos and 25 hours of editing later, a testament to their DIY ethic and perseverance, the band has shown its audience a peek into what they’re really all about.
“We had this vision and we didn’t want to compromise simply because we didn’t have the budget to make it” explains Lane Kelly, the band’s bass player, “it’s not perfect but it’s us”.
If the song and video is any indication of the remaining tracks on People Like Ourselves, it’s more than just The Georgia Flood; it’s also a soulful rock and roll album in an era where there are fewer and fewer. Let the premiere of the new video for the Atlanta-based band’s single “Better Not Together” be an introduction to The Georgia Flood, a band that is ready to take over your ears and hearts this fall.
Watch the premiere of “Better Not Together” below: