Published on May 30, 2012
Artist: Regina Spektor
Song Title: Call Them Brothers (feat. Only Son)
Album: What We Saw From The Cheap Seats (deluxe edition)
The song appears for the first time in a slightly different version on Only Son's second album "Searchlight".
Regina Spektor was born in Moscow, USSR to a musical Jewish family. Her father, Ilya Spektor, is a photographer and violinist. Her mother, Bella Spektor, was a music professor in a Russian college of music and now teaches at a public elementary school in New York. Spektor learned how to play piano by practicing on a Petrof upright that was given to her mother by her grandfather. The family left the Soviet Union in 1989 due to the ethnic and political discrimination which Jews faced; Regina was nine and had to leave her piano behind.The family settled in the Bronx, New York, where Spektor graduated in Fair Lawn public high school. She gradually achieved recognition through performances in the anti-folk scene in downtown New York City, most importantly at the East Village's Sidewalk Cafe. She sold self-produced CDs at her performances during this period: 11:11 (2001) and Songs (2002). Her other album Soviet Kitsch (2004) was also self produced but Sire and Shoplifter Records help produce the album, while Begin to Hope (2006) was completely produced by Spire records. Regina Spektor is best known for her real lyrics that are supported with her completely recognizable and unique voice.
Jack Dishel is an American singer-songwriter. Dishel was frontman of the New York City band Stipplicon, lead guitarist for The Moldy Peaches and is currently pursuing his individual project Only Son. When playing as a full band, Only Son includes Rick Snell on guitar, Shawn Feeney on bass, Jesse Wallace on drums and Jon Natchez/Ryan Smith on keyboards.
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