Punch Brothers: “Movement and Location”
The Punch Brothers are so much more than just your average bluegrass group. The quintet (who take their name from a Mark Twain story called “Punch, Brothers, Punch!”) infuse their down-home instrumentation with some explorations into the realms of classical and indie music.
Mandolinist extraordinaire Chris Thile formed the Punch Brothers after the 2007 dissolution of his former, much-revered, band Nickel Creek. Thile was joined by guitarist Chris Eldridge, banjo-player Noam Pikelny, violinist Gabe Witcher and bassist Greg Garrison. Together they’ve pushed the boundaries of the quintessentially American genre. The band’s 2008 debut Punch included a 40-minute suite in four movements composed by Thile. Last month the band released their third full-length Who’s Feeling Young Now?.
The Punch Brothers made a stop at KUT’s SXSW Showcase at the Four Seasons. During the performance, they recorded an outstanding live version of “Movement and Location” from the band’s latest record, and it’s today’s song of the day. If one song isn’t enough, you can hear the Punch Brothers’ whole Four Seasons set here.