Zurich-based duo Hermanos Gutiérrez, comprised of brothers Estevan and Alejandro Gutiérrez, have unveiled another powerful instrumental track, “Hermosa Drive” from their forthcoming new album, El Bueno Y El Malo.
“Hermosa Drive” follows previously released acclaimed songs “Los Chicos Tristes,” “Tres Hermanos,” a song they recorded with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, and “El Bueno Y El Malo,” the title track from their forthcoming album, which is set for release on October 28 via Auerbach’s label Easy Eye Sound.
Earlier this year the band played sold out shows at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, LA’s the Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge, and a set at Newport Folk Festival. The duo will also be opening for Jason Isbell in Nashville at the legendary Ryman later this month and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats in Colorado in December.
“When Alejandro and I play together, it’s like we are driving a car,” says Estevan Gutiérrez. “It’s like we are taking a road trip. Sometimes we’re driving through a desert. Sometimes we’re traveling up the coast. But always we are in nature, and we see the most beautiful landscapes, sunrises, sunsets.” The music these two brothers make evokes expansive plains and rough wildernesses, saguaros and surfs, spaghetti westerns and Morricone soundtracks, David Lynch and Jim Jarmusch. With their guitars they travel through landscapes haunted by vaqueros, cancioneros, wanderers, fugitives, lovers, family—and whatever ghosts their listeners bring to the music.
El Bueno Y El Malo is their most epic journey yet. Working with Dan Auerbach at his Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, they’ve crafted ten vivid compositions that highlight their intimate guitar playing, where one brother’s rhythms and the other brother’s melodies twine around each other so that they become inextricable. Together, they generate what Estevan calls a “deeper, darker energy” defined by complex arrangements, sophisticated playing, and most of all, their very close relationship.