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Union 03:17
Regalia 04:06
Six Minutes 03:09
London 03:45


I spent most late-evenings of 2003, sitting on the end of my bed, writing and recording songs for what would eventually become an album. Listening back, I can hear the growing-pains of a young songwriter. Some of the songs are tough for me to listen to, like looking at your own awkward baby photos. Some of the songs still move me -the Rock vibes of “Union” and “Maybe It Was Her”, the raw musicianship of “Copper Kettle”. I still think “My Girl Napoleon” is a fantastic lyric. The production is close, noisy, and rough. Still, there’s something genuine here, a little bit of something good. Twenty years later, it feels appropriate to put “Octobermusic” back out into the world, imperfections and all.


released October 15, 2003

Brandon S Bowker: vox, fiddle, electric guitar, mandolin, piano, acoustic guitar on "Union" and "Regalia", bass guitar on "Union"

Joe Ross: acoustic guitar
James Ross: bass guitar on "Maybe It Was Her" and "London"
Johnny Ross: synth on "Regalia", beats on "Union" and "Regalia"
Adam Crance: drums on "Union" and "London"

Tracks 1 and 5 written by Brandon S Bowker (Costello). All other tracks written by Brandon S Bowker and Joe Ross.

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Recorded and produced at home by Brandon S Bowker (Costello), mostly late at night, while sitting at the end of the bed, in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2003.


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Brandon Costello Lexington, Kentucky

Nü Folk, Sensitive Rock & Roll... Whatever you call it, the music of Kentucky Singer/Songwriter Brandon Costello is for driving into the Kentucky night, with the windows down. It is music for aching, for wanting, for standing too close, for staying up too late, for drinking bourbon by the fire. Like the Commonwealth from which he hails, Costello's sound is welcoming -a bit like coming home. ... more

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