ABP [the Academy Blues Project] is a multigenre quartet based in New York City - blending electric storytelling and elements of psychedelia, power pop & classic soul 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 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 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.
ABP will release Let's Brunch progressively as a trio of EPs: Volumes I & II were released digitally worldwide via ABP's Witch Hat Recordings imprint on Thanksgiving Day 2018 and February 2019, respectively. The final Brunch Volume III will be released on May Day of 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
Mark Levy - vox, guitar
Ben Easton - keys, vox
Trevor Brown - electric bass
Jim Bloom - drums