ABP [the Academy Blues Project] is a multigenre quartet based in New York City – blending electric storytelling and elements of funk, power pop, surreal soul and psychedelia into an irresistibly singular sound.
LET’S BRUNCH, ABP's latest release, captures a single day-long marathon session at the band's newly minted home studios. Featuring thirteen new songs, the tunes of LB were tracked live in single takes, without overdubs or edits & using 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 cooking in real time .. & also very full of bagels.
ABP cuts its teeth performing live, averaging 40+ dates annually in the band’s hometown of New York City and beyond. Drawing from a diverse catalog of the band's songs and dozens of unexpected, crate-digging covers, ABP’s live shows have never featured the same setlist twice in eight years of performances.
LET’S BRUNCH was released digitally worldwide as a series of three EP volumes via the band’s own Witch Hat Recordings, & is available now your listening pleasure.
“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
Mark Levy - vox, guitar
Ben Easton - keys, vox
Trevor Brown - electric bass
Jim Bloom - drums