U&U Interview:: Andrew Accardi

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When I was first starting music journalism, I picked up a book of Lester Bangs’ work called Mainlines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste. In it, he calls Charlie Haden (the legendary bass player, natch) “hypnotically inventive”, and I am lifting that phrase straight from the pages of that worn copy to describe Andrew Accardi, lead singer of ROBBERS, Shone, and a pretty fantastic artist. Having followed ROBBERS since their days on MySpace, and Andrew’s art, as well, I am more than honored that he agreed to sit down and do an in-depth interview with U&U. I hope you all enjoy reading this exclusive half as much as I enjoyed putting it together! Check it out after the jump, and check out ROBBERS on Bandcamp while you’re at it.

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Hard to believe summer is but a week within our grasps. Hope you made new friends, saw more live music, enjoyed the mild muggy-less weather, and above all found new music to keep your heart moving along through the seasons ahead. This Sunday, the wonderfully talented Sol Liebeskind performed at the LIC CONCERTS series at Gantry Park sponsored by Sage Music. Her and Agustin have become great friends as well as e9productions main artist of choice to support this year. Photography was taken by myself, Nadeem Gibran Salaam of E9productions. Hope to see you soon!

Jazz up your Sundays with free sunset concerts at Gantry State Park! E9productions artist Sol Liebeskind performs tomorrow!Agustin Uriburu, guitarRan Livneh, bassJuan Pablo Carletti, drumsSol Liebeskind, vocals5PM! FREE AND OUTDOORS!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1463896257195747/

Jazz up your Sundays with free sunset concerts at Gantry State Park! E9productions artist Sol Liebeskind performs tomorrow!

Agustin Uriburu, guitar
Ran Livneh, bass
Juan Pablo Carletti, drums
Sol Liebeskind, vocals


5PM! FREE AND OUTDOORS!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1463896257195747/

jordanssynths:

The Korg ER-1 is an analog modeling rhythm synthesizer with a step-sequencer built-in to drive the 4 analog voices as well as the sample-based percussion parts. The sound is something you could liken to early Kraftwerk and perhaps a bit like the TR-808 (although the individual voices sound more simple than those of the 808).  If the built-in sounds aren’t your cup of tea it has midi out so you can drive a sampler/rack unit/anything MIDI with the rather fantastic Electribe step sequencer.
(An original photo taken by Jordan Passmore @jordanssynths.tumblr).

jordanssynths:

The Korg ER-1 is an analog modeling rhythm synthesizer with a step-sequencer built-in to drive the 4 analog voices as well as the sample-based percussion parts. The sound is something you could liken to early Kraftwerk and perhaps a bit like the TR-808 (although the individual voices sound more simple than those of the 808).  If the built-in sounds aren’t your cup of tea it has midi out so you can drive a sampler/rack unit/anything MIDI with the rather fantastic Electribe step sequencer.

(An original photo taken by Jordan Passmore @jordanssynths.tumblr).

Nautic - Lay Back

@DEEKRecordings are a collective of musicians and singers based in the UK that create meandering, narrative-heavy pop songs. With plenty of world percussion mixed into their otherwise electronic or reverb drenched tonality, they create a nuanced sound that Nautic explores extensively in this work. Tic Zogson plays bass and guitar, lead vocals and keys belong to Laura Groves, while Nathan Jenkins (Bullion) produces for this collective of notably London music scensters. ” - N.G. Salaam

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released 14 July 2014 

All songs written, recorded and performed by Tic Zogson, Nathan Jenkins and Laura Groves. ‘Lay Back’ co-written and sung by Laura Coulson. 

Additional playing by Jesse Hackett, Sampha Sisay, Shabaka Hutchings, Ben Reed and Phil Smith. 

Produced by Bullion. 

Mastered by Mike Marsh at The Exchange. 

Artwork by Otis Marchbank

Apparitions

I remember standing there at Spike Hill snapping photos at a @wearethewilderness concert, eager to catch up with fellow Brooklynites, friends, Shanda Woods (vocals) and Ryan Manchester (guitar, keys) when they wrapped up…

They played their last tune at an event sponsored by Emerging Artists Connect, but catching up took a turn for the unexpected, Shanda and Ryan had revealed they had just gotten off a long, slightly traumatic experience. They were shooting footage at inside a large abandoned insane asylum. While we’ve all heard of ghost stories and there are plenty of “reality-tv” series dramatizing said occurrences of phantom grazing, unexplained noises, and hazy movement, sure to send shutters down the spine of many. But while believing to a degree of various perfectly reasonable phenomena, like some, I was skeptical. What I saw when I looked at a cellphone image taken from Ryan’s phone, truly made be a believer… In the window could clearly be seen an angry looking face of an old man grimacing back at him folks… 

It’s fitting then that the brand new track from local based We Are The Wilderness is aptly titled, Apparitions. These guys rock and work hard, are even willing to face the dead, and are coming into their own sound as of late. I don’t see as many people so eager at the same time, personally vested in being a part of a better situation for other artists here, so if you make it a point in your upcoming end of summer/early fall concert calendar to see them, be sure to get spooky with We Are The Wilderness and check out their new single.

Next show: Friday Aug 22, 2014 8:00 PM

Ticketshttp://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/654707/tfly?utm_medium=459899

Web: http://www.wearethewilderness.com/

"Literally and figuratively, Lowell is a wolf. Her very name stems from the French origin of the word, but her approach to music, creating, and the way she’s embraced both are a testament to both she and her namesake: fearless, determined, and a natural pack leader. Born in Calgary, she eventually migrated to the Yukon where she lived with her father in Carcross, near a mountain that once offered passage to gold hunters. Appropriately, the area was also once a preying haven for wolves; so Lowell drew strength from desolate beachside cabin she and her father called home before finding her way to Massachusetts, Ottawa, Georgia, then back to Calgary before basing herself in Toronto and London. Since, she’s played to crowds across Europe, worked with the industry’s finest writers, producers, and musicians, and compromised nothing to create the stirring, commanding — yet joyous songs that have found a home under her lone namesake. ”
Playing Glasslands with MONEY & FIELD MOUSE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH || PURCHASE HERE

https://soundcloud.com/artsandcrafts/lowell-i-love-you-money-1/s-OzxaP

"Literally and figuratively, Lowell is a wolf. Her very name stems from the French origin of the word, but her approach to music, creating, and the way she’s embraced both are a testament to both she and her namesake: fearless, determined, and a natural pack leader. 

Born in Calgary, she eventually migrated to the Yukon where she lived with her father in Carcross, near a mountain that once offered passage to gold hunters. Appropriately, the area was also once a preying haven for wolves; so Lowell drew strength from desolate beachside cabin she and her father called home before finding her way to Massachusetts, Ottawa, Georgia, then back to Calgary before basing herself in Toronto and London. Since, she’s played to crowds across Europe, worked with the industry’s finest writers, producers, and musicians, and compromised nothing to create the stirring, commanding — yet joyous songs that have found a home under her lone namesake. ”

Playing Glasslands with MONEY & FIELD MOUSE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH || PURCHASE HERE

https://soundcloud.com/artsandcrafts/lowell-i-love-you-money-1/s-OzxaP

Dan Lyth and the Euphrates - All My Love

This album has deeply touched my heart, aside from the chemistry ripe textures of trombones, french horns, Rhodes piano, and ambient noise, the writing is imbued with alchemy often Dan Lyth speaks in terms of “creatures, tones, the land, the sea, the stars,” lending to a type of mythology, and get this, bandleader Dan Lyth wrote and record these songs himself entirely outdoors. The soundscape you hear hidden subtly throughout the record was recorded in various locations through Scotland. Sounds great for an outdoor record.