Levees is the creative collaboration of brothers Kyle and Kody Anderson, natives of New Orleans now living in San Antonio. Formed in 2015, the Anderson brothers sculpted a sound with gritty melodies rooted in heavy grooves, engineering a rich musical landscape spanning decades of influence from bone-chilling blues to muddy rock and roll.
Kody Anderson’s howling vocals and Kyle Anderson’s entrancing guitar work is enlivened by the driving rhythm section of Skyler Ellis on drums and Jeff Palacios on bass. Levees debuted with a well received self-titled EP in January 2016. During DO210’s Local Music Week, the group was selected as a favorite local band by San Antonio’s Tastemakers.
Their sophomore EP release, Another Medicine, recorded with Aaron Harvey at AMH Studios in San Antonio, maintains the group’s established sound while incorporating the artistic expression of “duende,” developed by Federico Garcia Lorca. Focused on creating a haunting presence heard throughout the EP’s arrangements, they blend dark voodoo blues and pop melodies over pocket rhythms. Another Medicine is a duality infusing the dark side of rock and roll and the playfulness of pop. The new EP will be released on November 29, 2016 with a celebratory EP Release Show on December 3, 2016 at Paper Tiger in San Antonio, Texas. Levees will follow up the EP release with Southwestern show dates in December and early 2017.