Nine-piece Latin funk squadron Brownout ignited with popularity last year during their stint paying tribute to Black Sabbath. They called it Brown Sabbath, released two volumes of covers, and toured the country interpreting classics from “Iron Man” to “Hand of Doom” on horns and congas. The tribute run even garnered the endorsement of Ozzy himself. But presumably being over the covers at this point, they’ve returned with an upcoming EP of original material and, naturally, it’s called Over the Covers.
Their lead single “You Don’t Have to Fall” doesn’t fall far from the Brown Sabbath sound, with its richly vintage recording quality and an eclectic spectrum of instrumentation that slyly nods “yes” to anyone wondering if this many band members is really necessary.
Hear the premiere of “You Don’t Have to Fall” below, and see them on a burst of upcoming tour dates that include Summer Camp Festival in Illinois and Bayou Boogaloo in New Orleans.
Brownout tour dates
5/21 — New Orleans, LA — Bayou Boogaloo Festival
5/26 — Austin, TX — Antone’s
5/27 — Austin, TX — Antone’s
5/28 — Chillicothe, IL — Summer Camp Music Festival
6/21 — Houston, TX — George R. Brown Convention Center
7/28 — Philadelphia, PA — WXPN Fest