Drew Andrews is a nice guy. Last month, when the Album Leaf member/solo artist was nominated for Best Electronic Act at the San Diego Music Awards, he issued a statement asking people to vote for the category’s other nominees instead. You see, Andrews won the honor last year, and wants to see the award go to one of the other local acts he admires. Continue reading…
Let it never be said that Drew Andrews can’t multitask. The multi-instruentalist’s best-known gig, San Diego flagship electronic act The Album Leaf, are set to release their fifth full-length album, A Chorus of Storytellers, on February 2nd through Sub Pop records. Andrews also plays in the side project Via Satellite with fellow Album Leaf member Tim Reece. He’s even written two novellas, The Shepherd’s Journals and Lella, both of which are available as free downloads from Feedbooks. But when Drew Andrews isn’t dividing his time between those worthy endeavors, he devotes his energies to his best project yet: Drew Andrews. Continue reading
In anticipation of the band’s star-studded EP release show at the Casbah tomorrow night, CityBeat has published an interview with Aimee Sanchez and Keith Milgaten of San Diego dream-pop quartet Black Mamba. In it, the pair discuss the new EP, fleshing out the band’s sound, and what it’s like creating music with your significant other:
â€œI remember the first time we hung out,â€ Milgaten recalls. â€œIt was at my house. We looked at Aimeeâ€™s MySpace page so I could hear her music. I was really blown away by it, even though her recordings were very, uh, very demo-y at the timeâ€”.â€
â€œThatâ€™s because they were demos!â€ protests Sanchez with a giggle.
Milgaten smiles. â€œYes, they were demos. I was fascinated by her singing style and how she wrote for the piano. I could tell that she was very special.â€
And cute, right?
â€œIâ€™m trying to pertain to the subject,â€ he laughs. â€œYou donâ€™t even want me to go off on how cute she is.â€
Aren’t they adorable? Come by the Casbah tomorrow and bask in the warmth of their gorgeous, sensual compositions. The Paddle Boat, Tape Deck Mountain, and Drew Andrews will be on hand to make the evening even more special.