Alternative / Indie / Rock
New York City-based rock band Upright Man - Aidan Dolan (guitar/vocals), Nick Katz (bass/vocals) and Max Yassky (drums/percussion/background vocals) – released their dynamic self-titled debut on August 18, 2017. The album’s ten tracks were produced by Marc Copely (Roseanne Cash, B.B. King, Billy Squire) and Zev Katz (Jeff Beck, Hall & Oates, Aretha Franklin) and engineered by Bruce Sugar (Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh) at Avatar Studios and Sear Sound in NYC and at Blackbird Studios in Nashville.
Upright Man crafted an ambitious, formidable album that immediately captivates and deepens with each listen. Title track “Upright Man” boasts hulking riffs and spacey twists, while the tribal beats of “Animals” and “Checked Out” throw you into a frenetic hypnosis. “Three Easy Pieces” mesmerizes with propulsive piano-driven melodies. The lush and rocking arrangements of “Agorognostic," “Say What You Mean” and “Designer Mind” lyrically delve into the confusion and unpredictability of what our modern future brings. The logically absurd music video for “Ecstasy” takes you on Upright Man’s journey to leave earth via makeshift spaceship.
Upright Man met while studying classical music composition at New York University, playing together on various projects ranging from classical ensembles to rock bands. Their strong writing chemistry spurred the formation of the band. Combining elements of alternative, psychedelic, progressive and classic rock with complex harmonies and time signatures, Upright Man seamlessly intertwines influences like Pink Floyd, Crowded House, and Led Zeppelin into a unique sound all their own.
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