Artist to Watch: Grand Resort

On any given week there are hundreds of shows to see in New York City. It’s impossible to hit all of them, so the experts on the My Social List team will be hand-picking their “can’t miss” artists for the week.

Who They Are: Andrés Pichardo moved from the Dominican Republic to Boston in 2009, after completing his studies he moved to New York in 2012. The lineup is completed with Steve Brown (guitar), Matt Billington (bass) and Jacob Cavell (drums).

What They Sound Like: There is definitely an 80s vibe to the songs, the guitar is high on the treble and the synths play a prominent role. Reference points would be OMD and New Order’s less dance-infused moments although personally I think a closer comparison would be The Sound.

What They’re Up To: Grand Resort’s debut full-length was just recorded back in North Carolina and is about to be mixed in New York. This comes off the back of two EPs, 2012’s Vanguard Dreams and the 5-song EP, Memory Loss from 2013.

Where To See ‘Em: Sandwiched in the middle of our winter series at Radio Bushwick, they headline on the 22nd of February alongside Friend Roulette, Dead Stars and Desert Sharks, whilst Young Oprah Winfrey will be entertaining throughout. They also play the Knitting Factory on the 18th of February. Track future Grand Resort shows HERE.

Essential Listening: Whilst waiting for the new release, you can stream EP, Memory Loss, below.


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