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ANDY SUZUKI & THE METHOD
with Sunbathers

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

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SONGBYRD PRESENTS

Friday, August 4th, 2017

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ABOUT ANDY SUZUKI AND THE METHOD

Brooklyn's Andy Suzuki and Kozza Olatunji-Babumba (of Andy Suzuki & The Method)
 have been making music together for nearly a decade, but now with their third full-length album, The Glass Hour, a creative friendship has flowered into a formidable musical force. The half-Japanese, half-Jewish Suzuki and hand-percussionist Kozza (grandson of percussion legend Babtunde Olatunji) first garnered wider attention with their buoyant, organic folk-pop album, Born out of Mischief, and soon found themselves opening for names as large as Ringo Starr, Eric Hutchinson, Joshua Radin, Marc Broussard, Delta Rae, and Tyrone Wells. Fans fell hard for their combination of a "velvet voice" (NPR) and their “deadly way with melody" (TimeOut New York). Their sinuous songwriting, which curves into eddies and unexpected shapes at every measure, is steadied by Andy's impossibly dulcet vocals, that carry us gently through as the songs toss and heave. The Glass Hour keeps all these curves and fleecy vocals, but no longer wants the limits of the folk-pop label. Instead, Andy and Kozza are aiming for nearly every place on your radio dial. There's tinseled RnB ballades like Shelter and Overtime, burning-rubber country rock like Digging My Way Out, adamant life-anthems like Fight and Fire, and the verifiably ready-to-drop pop of I Need You More. To pull off this kind of range, Andy and Kozza enlisted the production talents of LA-based Juny Mag, and also brought in big guns Dominic Fallacaro, Will Hensley, Chris Gehringer— all Grammy winners— for recording, mixing and mastering a project of its stylistic breadth.

ABOUT SUNBATHERS

Sunbathers are an indie rock band that formed in the fall of 2013. Drawing from a wide range of influences, the band filters their brand of indie rock through a decidedly pop-conscious lens. Sunbathers started out playing numerous bars and house shows in the DC/Baltimore area, while beginning to hone their original sound. They have since graduated to established regional venues such as Black Cat, Rock & Roll Hotel, & Baltimore Soundstage. In November 2015, the band released its debut self-titled EP, and their music has since received regular airplay on Baltimore's WTMD radio station, and been featured on HypeMachine, numerous official Spotify playlists, and a multitude of indie music blogs & YouTube channels.