Bryant Vazquez Muses On Dying, Traveling Aimlessly On Dear Brother Death

One of Hermann Hesse's lesser known collections, Wandering, reflects on anxiety, death and the arts while aimlessly meandering through the countryside. Alt-folk singer Bryant Eugene Vazquez left Flagstaff, Arizona barely two months ago to ramble on to Philadelphia, but he's still releasing records here in the desert.

On his latest, Dear Brother Death, (released yesterday digitally and on cassette through Northern Arizona label Our Records), Vazquez drew inspiration from the aforementioned Hesse vignettes, as well as the nearly fatal rollover from his time as Sedona-based folk band decker.'s bassist.