The Brothers' message is one of love, in remembrance of the fragility of life, the brevity of breath, and the longevity of the soul. Based out of the backwoods just north of Duluth, MN, The Brothers Burn Mountain are a soulful, energetic, eclectic duo of real-life brothers, Ryan and Jesse Dermody. They've been playing music together everyday as a duo for 20 years. They've released 9 full-length albums of original music, and have toured across the country over the years, though especially in the Midwest, having played more than 1,800 live shows. Their sound is a roiling melting pot of so many musical influences, that it's hard to describe, except as energetic and eclectic; with afro-cuban rhythms, Zappa-esque spontanaeity, grittiness, bluesyness, tenderness, and a singer-songwriter, folky flair. This spring/summer, they're releasing a new album called The Dark Exchange, co-produced and collaborated on with Alan Sparhawk of Low, with guest musicians Rich Mattson, Germaine Gemberling, Brooke Anderson, Jeff Gilbertson and Dawn King. The album was recorded at their own off-the-grid studio. Built from all recycled materials, Diarmada Studio is nestled in the deep woods only 40 miles north of Duluth.