Civil Brother is an acoustic folk duo comprised of duotoners Ross Hopman and Jordan Lieb.
Two years in the making, their debut album is the culmination of many late nights, song re-writes, minute mix changes, and bottles of rye. The album was self recorded, and is beautifully produced… But what truly shines through is their strength as friends and song writers, showcasing their unique twist on modern folk music.
We love these two fellas and we love their music… take a listen below!
duotone was tapped by Mother NYC to create an retro jazz track for Stella Artois’s new “Host Beautifully” campaign.
Inspired by the smooth stylings of the world’s greatest hosts, and influenced by the equally smooth sounds of gypsy jazz, we created a heavily scored and stylized track to match the buoyant visuals.
duotone has once again teamed-up with long time collaborators and friends OppermanWeiss to put together one of the most beautiful and thoughtful campaigns we’ve ever worked on. Chobani… Love This Life.
duotone was tasked with capturing the essence of the Chobani brand: real ingredients, natural sweetness, and positive change. Enlisting our friend and collaborator, singer/songwriter Eef Barzelay (of Clem Snide fame), we set about creating a song that could act as the spiritual core of the brand and could provide the soundtrack to the 6 unique spots of the campaign. That song eventually became “To Love This Life”, the track you can hear on the Family spot below. It also solidified the copy that the campaign hinged on: “To love this life is to live it naturally.”
After spinning the song out in a variety of unique versions for each of the six spots, duotone Creative Director and composer Jack Livesey accompanied Eef (who had since been selected as the singing minstrel to appear in the campaign) to California to shoot the campaign.
On the various locations, Livesey and Barzelay decided to make a series of ‘field recordings” (in barns, farm house kitchens, and actual fields)
to capture the immediacy, intimacy and authenticity of the films as they evolved. The music you hear on the spots is the result of those sessions.
We are proud to be a part of such a forward-thinking, beautiful, and sincere campaign. And at duotone we will continue to live by the rule that “Beauty is simple; and simple is real”.
Download the track for free here.
And watch the “Family” spot below:
Peter Nashel composed original music for this TV Land original series about growing… down? Created by acclaimed writer/producer Darren Star of “Sex and the City” fame, the show follows Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), a 40 year old mother who decides to re-enter the workplace after a divorce, posing as a 26 year old woman. The show also features Hilary Duff of Disney Channel fame.
Peter created a modern score inspired by equal parts indie rock and dance pop, with healthy helpings of retro instrumentation to highlight the young meets young at heart nature of the show.
The show premiered on TV Land March 31st at 10/9c.
duotone audio group is a music boutique with studios in new york and santa monica. composer-producers peter nashel and jack livesey formed duotone’s original creative foundation. it has since evolved into a collective of highly skilled, award-winning talent, now led by ep david leinheardt. duotone’s work spans global advertising campaigns, feature and documentary films, network and cable television, as well as artist-brand collaborations. duotone has garnered Emmy, CLIO, ADC, D&AD, LIA, Telly, and Cannes Lions awards.