[PREMIER] The Maness Brothers Come Roaring Back with New Single, “End of Me”

I remember seeing the Maness Brothers play for the first time in 2014, when they about blew the doors off O’Shay’s Pub as the duo took part in the RFT Music Showcase that year.

Maness Brothers by Nate Burrell
photo: Nate Burrell

Literal brothers Jake and David Maness have, in recent years, become beacons of the St. Louis music community and continue to embody an earnest DIY aesthetic. These guys have gone on tour, booked hometown shows, worked at venues, cultivated a grassroots music festival, raised money via pig roast, and released Grief Factory, the band’s debut EP that captured the raw energy and beyond-their-years talent frequently on display during concerts.

Lucky for us, we’ll soon get another dose of MB’s signature doom-influenced blues and garage rock as they prepare to release a self-titled LP this fall. The record was recorded in-full by Kit Hamon (Beth Bombara, Stacey Winter) of St. Louis, MO, immediately following David and Jake’s 31-day tour through the South.

Today we’re happy to premier the first single off Maness Brothers the album, called “End of Me“. The guttural track is a wild, dark ride, and it’s certainly the jammiest song about possibly dying roadside that I’ve heard. (Of course, David and Jake finished writing “End of Me” in the car while on tour.)

The Maness Brothers play July 29th at Off Broadway with Patrick Sweany

They also play the 5th Annual Whiskey War Festival, a day-long celebration of their own design, on August 20th at South Broadway Athletic Club. 

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