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Album of the Week: Corey Medina & Brothers' Soak

Corey Medina & Brothers' new album "Soak" is the KAXE/KBXE Album of the Week
Corey Medina & Brothers' new album "Soak" is the KAXE/KBXE Album of the Week

Originally from Ship Rock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Tribal Nation, Corey Medina brought his heritage and guitar to Northern Minnesota in 2013, and has called Bemidji home ever since. Corey moved to northern Minnesota and collaborated with Incepticons Entertainment. Through Incepticons Entertainment, Corey released his debut album Old Dog Crying in May of 2015, produced by Garlic Brown Beats. While working with Incepticons, collaborations and performances began in 2016 with Gary Broste on upright bass and Eric Sundeen on drums. A band of “Brothers” was born. After three years of chatting about it, they finally released their first full length album Better Days in 2019. Ironically, Better Days beget 2020 and it would be another 3 years before Corey Medina & Brothers’ sophomore effort Soak would arrive and become Northern Community Radio’s Album of the Week.

A rough and tumble, gritty album, Soak is deceptively complex, with the power trio creating a dense, dark, and nuanced foundation for Corey’s absolutely searing vocals. The overall feel has echoes of The Doors and Eric Burdon & the Animals, but remains distinctive and unique, hitting the listener on its own terms. This is a take no prisoners album, every track fierce, every lyric filled with an authentic spirit.

From their website: “Corey & Brothers set out to spread light to dark, and hope to the hopeless with their raw, soulful, intimate music and stage presence.” Please enjoy responsibly.

Corey & Brothers are hosting an Album Release Party for Soak on Friday, September 23rd at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji. Click here for more information from CMB's Facebook page.