Brothers Brian and David Bauernfeind began their songwriting partnership sharing a childhood together, but it did not blossom until they both found themselves leaving home for the Twin Cities to attend college. It was here that their craft matured along with their personal lives, sped up through the addition of Stefan Kuhl (bass), Matt Decker (drums) and John Nielsen (guitar, vocals).
After self-releasing their aptly-named debut EP “Brothers” in late 2011, the band followed up with a full length, “We are the Same,” in 2013.
For the past two years, Symbol and Surface has continued to refine their sound and songs. In spring 2015, the band collaborated with producer Brett Bullion at his studio in Northeast Minneapolis. The result is a new 5 song EP, "A Great Divide," slated for release in April 2016.
Mixing their acoustic roots with a full-band sound and stature, it's not hard to feel a sense of familiarity with Symbol & Surface. From their all-in-the-family beginnings, to their eventual expansion into a band of best friends, everything about the quintet makes you feel comfortable in all the right ways, yet anticipatory of what may come next. “A Great Divide" is out April 12th.