David and Jeff Lazaroff could be a pair of telepathic siblings. But it's more likely that the brothers' compatibility onstage comes from playing music and writing songs together since their high school days. The duo carried on composing as a team for more than a decade while David Lazaroff lived in Austin, and all the while the songwriters continued to develop their roots-driven sound. Currently reunited in St. Louis, the fraternal front men are a staple of the local music scene and draw crowds all over town.
Besides a possible secret language, the brothers are equipped with earnest songwriting and an earthy sound peppered with jazz-inspired riffs and fuzzy solos. The remainder of the quintet they've led for more than four years includes Grover Stewart on drums, Teddy Brookins on bass and Mo Egeston on keys. Both in the studio and onstage, the evidence is clear that the group has developed an intuition and familiarity that allows each player to create something unexpected.
Whether Brothers Lazaroff is guiding you through a slow-paced ballad or a heady jam, each member of the group stays cohesive and poised to create something ear-catching. The group's fourth and latest release, "Hope, Fear, Youth," lends new songs to the Brothers' repertoire, with melodies bound to get stuck in your head.