THE WESTERLIES

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‘Love Me’ is the single off of Relatives’ forthcoming “Former Friends” EP, due out on May 2nd, 2014. Relatives bandcamp, HERE.


The Relatives was created in New York City in 2007 by Ian McLellan Davis (a singer, arranger / composer and multi-instrumenalist, and also known for his another band with Adam Schatz, Landlady), Katie Vogel and Gabriel Gall. Now the group comprises of Ian and Katie with Ross Edwards,  Ian Chang (Son Lux, Landlady), Spencer Zahn (Brazos, Empress Of), Booker Stardrum (Landlady, Cloud Becomes Your Hand), Connell Thompson, Zubin Hensler (The Westerlies), Andy Clausen (The Westerlies), Andrew Mulherkar.

ダニエル・ロッセン(Grizzly Bear)のソロEP「Silent Hour/Golden Mile」のブラス・アレンジメントもイアン・デイヴィスでした。 




A new song by Relatives featuring The Westerlies (plus Andrew Mulherkar)
Filmed by Sasha Arutyunova and recorded by Jacob Blumberg
Words and Music by Katie Vogel and Ian McLellan Davis
Horn arrangement by Ian McLellan Davis


Katie Vogel – vocals
Ian McLellan Davis – piano and vocals
Zubin Hensler – trumpet
Riley Mulherkar – trumpet
Andrew Mulherkar – tenor saxophone
Andy Clausen – trombone
Willem De Koch – trombone


from Relatives



Relatives – New Haven

Relatives Music Soundcloud, HERE.

The Westerlies are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four friends from Seattle, Washington. Avid explorers of cross-genre territory, The Westerlies are a collectively run ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of a new brass quartet repertoire that exists in the ever-narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. The Westerlies have also collaborated with Wayne Horvitz, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, and Juilliard Dance. Members of the Westerlies currently study at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.

Their debut album “Wish The Children Would Come on Home: The Music of Wayne Horvitz,” will be released in March 2014 on Vancouver, BC label Songlines Records.