It’s often when we feel the world is crumbling around us that we search for meaning and beauty amongst the pieces. It’s in this pursuit that indie-folk duo The Brothers Landau’s David Landau (cello, vocals) and Daniel Landau (guitar, vocals, multi-instrumentals) shine, weaving introspection, inspiration, and a brotherly bond within a tapestry of graceful artistry, gentle melodies, and meticulously crafted soundscapes to help make sense of things.
Coming from a musical family, the Brothers were taught to love what they choose to do and to always put their whole hearts into it. But subsisting on beautiful sounds alone doesn’t let you thrive in a Los Angeles that increasingly forces you to neglect what you love just to survive. Both brothers have had to abandon careers they cherished. In the lead-up to writing the collection of songs on the upcoming EP, Haven’t Got a Name, Daniel went through a personal crisis that led him to question giving up music. Wrestling with this life-changing shift caused him increasing dread, culminating in a harrowing night, waking up with an existential panic about who he is and what he would be without that piece of himself. It was a physical sign that music is such a vital part of him that he couldn’t abandon it. Haven’t Got a Name bears the fruits of that turmoil, exploring topics including existentialism, moral dilemmas, how to live a good life, tensions, troubles, and what it means to be a person in today’s world.