In part one, Ben Arthur sits down with Balthrop, Alabama’s sibling leads and Michael Arthur — who happens to be Ben’s brother — and together they decide to write a song about sibling rivalries. The four of them map out the basic structure of it, trying out various choruses and keys. After the rest of the band arrives, they work together to lay down the track and work out its kinks. /// Originally from Mobile, AL, siblings Pascal and Lauren Balthrop moved to New York City and founded a fictional town-meets-epic-ensemble called Balthrop, Alabama. At any point, the band can consist of more than 10 musicians, each portraying a different character of the town, and together they create bustling music that’s a blend of stirring rock ‘n’ roll and lush, folk-rock (complete with washboard and banjo). Their latest album, We Have Electricity via End Up Records, comes out April 10th and contains songs about sorrow, oil, electricity and friendship. Here we present a lost episode of Dubway Days with Balthrop, Alabama. /// Official website: balthropalabama.com /// Twitter: @balthropalabama

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