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Ade with Sonic Blume
Ade is an innovative singer/songwriter and producer based in New York City. A child of the algorithmic listening generation, a potent mix of technological advancement and eclectic influence have nurtured an artist far from natural expectation. Extracting from the esoteric with a cut-and-paste like approach, Ade cites eclectic references from Beck to Bjork to Backstreet Boys, with his own creations straddling just about everything in-between.
He released his confidently abstract debut album: ‘Midnight Pizza” in April. A record where fantasy and reality entwine often paradoxically, ‘Midnight Pizza’ is a coming of age record for the millennial generation. Written over the past 5 years, it finds Ade re-evaluating that familiar road that leads us all to so-called adulthood. At once intimidatingly complex and acutely referential, ‘Midnight Pizza’ also sports the kind of inviting danceability that places amongst peers like Caribou, Toro Y Moi or Gold Panda.
Sonic Blume is an indie, dream pop-shoegaze band, from Asbury Park, NJ. Their sound can best be described as “dreamy” with jangly, upbeat guitar melodies. Sonic Blume is comprised of Max Connery, Guitar/Synth/Vocals; Danny Murray, Drums; and Andrew Phelan, Bass Guitar.
The band was formed in December 2015 when the friends discovered a mutual interest in indie music, specifically Tame Impala, DIIV and MGMT, and similar older influences like The Smiths, Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine. Since then, Sonic Blume has performed at major local venues including The Starland Ballroom (opening for Netflix’s “Stranger Things” star Gaten Matarazzo’s band Work in Progress to a sold out crowd of 2000+); The Asbury Lanes with Tor Miller, Parlor Mob and again for their own EP Release show; Rutgers University; The Stone Pony (opening for The Revivalists/White Denim and performing for The Light of Day Foundation); The Brighton Bar; and House of Independents. In November 2017, Sonic Blume released their self-titled debut EP, to rave reviews by NJ Racket, Jersey Indie and 2G1Reviews, which is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and more.