Symbol & Surface

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 spent the next year at work on a follow-up - both writing and working odd-jobs in exchange for studio time. With the pieces in place, the guys entered the studio this past winter with good friend Aaron Ankrum at Aerial View Studio in Northeast Minneapolis. The result is We are the Same, a record that is equal parts colloquial and an exploratory expression of love, loss and hope. 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. We are the Same was released July 30, 2013.

Past Shows


May
5
th
2014
7th St Entry
May
5
th
2014
7th St Entry

Patrick Park

with Symbol & Surface
Jan
14
th
2014
7th St Entry
Jan
14
th
2014
7th St Entry

NEULORE

with Symbol & Surface
Oct
4
th
2013
7th St Entry
Oct
4
th
2013
7th St Entry

Red Wanting Blue

with Symbol & Surface and American Youth
Jul
25
th
2013
7th St Entry
Jul
25
th
2013
7th St Entry

Symbol & Surface

with Bora York and MEG KIRSCH

More Shows

Oct
22
nd
Turf Club
postponed

Lilly Hiatt

with Beth Bombara and Nora Jane Struthers
Mar
27
th
7th St Entry

King Buffalo

with Transcendental Strangers? and DIIE
Nov
14
th
7th St Entry
canceled

Vagabon

with Angelica Garcia
Apr
22
nd
Fine Line

John Moreland

with S.G. Goodman