The Karpinka Brothers

What Did We Provide?
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  • The Karpinka Brothers
  • The Karpinka Brothers
  • The Karpinka Brothers

The Karpinka Brothers may very well be the truest and purest artists to ever come out of Saskatchewan. Their sound bridges a curious gap between Van Morrison, Joel Plaskett, and outsider artists like Daniel Johnston. You Can Count On Me, the band’s third album since 2008, is weighted with songs of forgiveness, acceptance, and understanding, which shouldn’t come as any surprise given that the brothers volunteer regularly to perform at a local longterm care home. Their songwriting and delivery is honest, blunt, and heartwarming – descriptors that can easily be misread as trivial, but they ring so true in the context of this album. They capture a magic that just can’t be faked. Even mastering legend John Golden (The Replacements, Sonic Youth, Black Flag) took the time to write them and let them know what a pleasure he had working on the record.