Exclusive Premiere: The Brothers Comatose Cover Ryan Adams For ‘Elevator Sessions’

By Scott Bernstein Feb 28, 2017 12:55 pm PST

San Francisco-based string band The Brothers Comatose are currently on the road for the “Frostbite Tour” in support of their recently released The Covers EP: Volume 2. The Brothers Comatose have launched a video series dubbed “Elevator Sessions” in which they perform some of the covers from the EP in an elevator at a San Francisco mall. JamBase is pleased to premiere the group’s Elevator Sessions video featuring their take on “To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)” by Ryan Adams.

The Brothers Comatose recorded the Elevator Sessions videos at Westfield Mall in downtown San Francisco. Shoppers show a mix of reactions as they find a string band performing in an elevator.

“When it came time to make videos for songs off of our recent Covers EP, we wanted to do something live in an unexpected place,” said Ben Morrison of The Brothers Comatose. “It was right before Christmas so we figured we’d go to the most crowded place in San Francisco (Union Square) and hop in an elevator in Macy’s and just start playing our hearts out. This tune from Ryan Adams and David Rawlings is a favorite for us and was a perfect upbeat and bouncy one to surprise elevator riders with in the midst of their shopping madness.”

Watch The Brothers Comatose cover “To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)” for Elevator Sessions:

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