“Up/Down” by Andy Frasco & The U.N. is a really cool tune from a really cool Los Angeles artist.. It is full of laid back swagger condensed into a well produced and lush arrangement that is reminiscent of acts like Coast Modern. “Up/Down” is an awesome song because it combines a hip-hop beat with an alternative bluesy style vocal with a piano that is syncopated that layers in with; organs, horns, synths. The backing vocal that hits during the chorus is a key component for me, singing a bass that is grounding. Andy Frasco & The U.N. is for fans of; Coast Modern, Night Riots, Vinyl Theater and other cool indie rock bands.
PARTY MAESTRO AND SONGSMITH ANDY FRASCO ANNOUNCES A PRETTY GOOD NEW SINGLE “UP/DOWN”
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ON TOUR THIS FALL
With a sound described as “rock fueled by reckless abandonment and a disregard for the rules,” Andy Frasco & the U.N. are back with a much-anticipated and highly addictive new single, “Up/Down.”
Frasco is officially dropping “Up/Down” on October 23, 2018 via his popular podcast, Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast. Frasco, who hosts the podcast with his friend, Yeti, uses the platform to share his experiences traveling the world, while interviewing other musicians, athletes and notables, like Portugal. The Man, Marcus King, Chicano Batman and Karl Denson of The Rolling Stones and more.
“Trying to have the balance between real intellectual conversations and funny life stories is the biggest challenge,” shares Frasco. “You don’t want to sound too obnoxious with all the stories about drugs and girls, but you also don’t want to take yourself too seriously. It’s a fine balance to make a well-rounded episode.”
Which brings us to the release of “Up/Down.”
A blistering three-minute song about relationships, “Up/Down” grips your attention from the very first second, with Frasco’s pounding piano riff and Andee Avila’s pulsating drumbeat.
“It’s a song about the mountains and valleys of being in love,” says Frasco. “I find that emotionally draining, bipolar-type relationships are fun to write about. That’s where Up/Down came from.” The band had this to say about the new single, “Probably could of done better, but it’ll do.”
Formed in Los Angeles in 2013, Andy Frasco & the U.N. consists of Frasco (lead vocals, piano), Avila (drums), Shawn Eckels (Guitar), Ernie Chang (Saxophone), and Chris Lorentz (Bass).
To date, Andy Frasco & the U.N. has released two studio albums Half a Man (2014), and Happy Bastards (2016). Last year, they released their first live album (CD and DVD) entitled “Songs From The Road” which was recorded in August 2016 at the Tucher Festival in Bamberg, Germany.
The band’s live performances have been described as a “The most fun ever had at a concert. It’s an incredible experience where fans can let go and dance like nobody’s watching.” Since their inception, Andy Frasco & the U.N. have toured the U.S., China, and Europe, and performed at a number of popular festivals, including: Electric Forest, Rock im Ring and Rock Am Park, Summer Camp, Mountain Jam, Jam Cruise and Rock Boat.
Catch Andy Frasco & the U.N. on tour this fall. View all tour dates here.
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