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Ellie Tomasso (manager, LE Entertainment)
Members of Sister Neapolitan and Brothers of Brass Headline All Star Cast of Musicians on Sydow's New EP
Andy Sydow has a new EP coming out with a little help from other local bands that have CU Denver roots. Sydow produced the record and wanted a full "Nathaniel Rateliff-esque" sound with blues/pop sensibilities. In contrast to the four-piece rock ensemble that was the focus of Sydow's last EP (Wicked Dreams, May 2020), Time. Love. Everywhere. leans on strong horn lines and backing vocals.
"I've always loved blues and soul music. That's sort of how I came into the scene several years ago. I've developed into more of an Americana singer-songwriter, but have always come back to elements of blues. On top of that, I recently went back to school to get a certificate in Music for Film & TV from Berklee Online, and learned a lot about arranging and production through those courses. With this release, I wanted a chance to marry full production with pop-flavored old school rhythm & blues."
The leadoff track, "Just One More Time" stands out with "doo-wop" style harmonies from local three-piece, all-female folk band, Sister Neapolitan. Sydow's manager, Ellie Tomasso was a CU Denver classmate of all three band members, and thought that they would make a great collaboration with Andy and his band. The music video stars Denver drag performers, Bettie Belladonna and Brody Danger (7S Management & CU Denver alum).
"Mona Lisas Everywhere", which is best described as "Beatles-pop", features a horn section made up of Armando Lopez and Ethan Harris from Brother of Brass. Also included on trumpet is Sydow's college roommate, Justin Peterson. Sydow first connected with Lopez and Peterson through the CU Denver traditional jazz ensemble, The Claim Jumpers. "Mona Lisas Everywhere" was the lead single off the EP, and has an accompanying music video, produced by Seth Beamer and Josh Hester (Riff Bros. Media/Wildermiss).
Though the raw tracks were engineered at the tail end of a Canadian tour in 2019 at Batt Cave Studios in Boise, ID, Grant Gibson (CU Denver alum) was an integral part of engineering through the entire process. "I had so much fun working on this EP with Andy," says Gibson. "From his songwriting prowess, to his newfound production skills, to all of the great collaborators that contributed their talents, this is a really special record."
Time. Love. Everywhere. drops on all streaming platforms and on CD on April 9. In addition, Andy is teaming up with Stone Cottage Studios in Boulder, CO to bring a Hi-Def live stream CD release show on April 10 at 7pm MST. The show will feature Sister Neapolitan on backing vocals as well. All ticket info can be found by clicking here.
Click here to listen to the full EP before it's released, and watch the official music videos for "Just One More Time" and "Mona Lisas Everywhere" below.