The Academy Blues Project presents a special midnight set to celebrate their latest release: Let's Brunch Vol. I. This show also heralds the start of the Festivus season! C'mon down & brunch around the pole with the Rest of Us...
The Academy Blues Project (ABP) is a multi-genre quartet based in New York City -- blending electric storytelling, elements of prog, funk & classic soul, and the bluesy wail of frontman Mark Levy into an irresistibly eccentric sound.
Let's Brunch, ABP's latest release, captures a single day-long marathon session at the band's newly minted home studios. Featuring over sixteen new songs ('Boo,' '1001'), longtime b-sides ('Into the Blue'), live show staples ('A Long Walk') and midday jams & musings ('Pyewacket'), the tunes of Let's Brunch were tracked live in single takes, without overdubs or edits & using just a trio of microphones. The Brunch Tapes were also 'mixed' live in the room by way of positioning the band -- drums, electric bass, keyboards, electric guitar and vocals -- at varying distances and degrees to achieve the best balance. The resulting sound is that of a band cookin' in real time... & also very full of bagels.
The Academy Blues Project will release Let's Brunch progressively as a trio of EPs: Volume I will be available digitally worldwide via ABP's Witch Hat Recordings imprint on Thanksgiving Day. The subsequent Brunch Volumes II & III will be released in spring 2019.
“If you’re into psychedelic rock and you’re in New York right now, [ABP] should be at the top of your bucket list.” – New York Music Daily