The Rayo Brothers announce their second release with Nouveau Electric Records, a single titled ‘Undead,’ coming out March 19. It is the story of a love-sick soul stuck in limbo after a relationship has ended, unready or unable to move on. The song’s cheery, almost-surf-folk vibe provided by the strumming guitar, rolling banjo, and grooving rhthym section is offset by beautifully dark lyric imagery, lush melancholic strings, and a haunting far-off voice whistling the hook. It has a unique feel for these Americana folk rockers both lyrically and musically. ‘Undead’ was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle at Electric Comoland Studio in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Brothers Daniel and Jesse Reaux began performing as The Rayo Brothers at a songwriting competition in their home town of Lafayette, Louisiana. Recruiting Lance Kelehan on drums and Jordan Ardoin on bass, they recorded their debut album Gunslinger in 2014 to significant critical acclaim, followed three years later by Take You For A Drive. The band added violinist Nikia Yung for their debut record on the Nouveau Electric Record label, Victim & Villain. ‘Undead’ follows on the heels of that release and subsequent tour across the US in 2019. When an even busier 2020 tour schedule was cancelled, the band turned back to writing and is currently recording two studio albums.