Fans of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Rex Orange County will love this slinky new release from Andy Pankakes. The music video adds to the song an absurdist, light hearted visual aesthetic that evokes the tongue in cheek music videos of Tyler, The Creator and Boy Pablo. The video features Pankakes and his band performing in a backyard, obviously taking influence from Mac Demarco’s music video for Another One. The video shows that Pankakes doesn’t take himself too seriously, which adds to the fun, relaxing feel of the track.
Production wise, Syrup is based around soft, electronic sounding keyboards that play jazzy chord progressions. Expanding beyond the Supertramp esque Wurlitzer keyboard, a half time drum beat punctuates Pankake’s deep vocals, with glockenspiels in the background. The production is mellow but with a flare of fun and retro sensibilities that make it perfect to relax to.
Andy Pankakes bring bizarre sexy sweet flavor with his new video for the single and quite possibly his trademark theme song Syrup. The legacy of Zappa collides with King Krule and Ween on this fun eclectic jam. It’s got psych pop credo with catchy quirky flair, a vibe that’s on full display in the effective companion video. Starring the supreme Pankake himself accompanied by a couple of his premier sweet tenders, our hunky hero can’t help but get doused in a treasure of breakfast delights. Ever wanted to bathe in a tub of cereal or have two surfer hotties pour sweet sauce all over your hairy chest? You can live vicariously through the work of Andy, after all, he’s doing it for art.
The Santa Cruz export is a smart songwriter with a dynamic range, as seen previously on his catchy single The Late Night Gospel. That jam bridges the gap between Randy Newman and Father John Misty. It makes sense that his live show is catching on, his music offers crowd participation and a chance to embrace your inner misfit teddy bear.
Andy Pankakes is a maverick in his field. His infectious energy and melodies will have you on your feet singing along and leave you squirming on the floor in laughter and tears. Seemlessly blending an eclectic mix of genre from Soul/Funk/Hip-Hop/R+B to Folk/Americana to good ol' Rock n' Roll, Mr. Pankakes has created his own sound which he dubs "Breakfast Music." It's music you want to wake up to, then eat for lunch and dinner. Carefully crafted guitar lines dance between syrupy keyboard harmonies, funky bass thump and smooth buttery drum grooves.
"He's like a mix between Frank Zappa and Randy Newman" -Mikey Hulter
Tammi Brown, Vocals- Tammi Brown is the fresh and new voice of the award-winning Lost American JazzBook, recently nominated for Best Jazz with Vocals album in the 18th IMA (Independent Music Awards). Brown has performed with some of the most notable Music Industry Icons known to the world including renowned Music Producer, Quincy Jones, Stanley Jordan, Dr. Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, Spyro Gyra, and Eric Bibb to name a few
Eddie Mendenhall, Keys- Eddie Mendenhall is an exceptional pianist and composer who currently performs throughout San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay areas. Eddie attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and went on to graduate with a degree in Jazz Composition. He then moved to Japan for 7 years and became one of the busiest pianists in Tokyo performing in jazz clubs, hotels, and embassies.
Dan Robbins, Bass- Dan Robbins has played and recorded in settings ranging from solo, duo, trio, etc. to big band and orchestra, and is known for driving, creative, harmonically and melodically rich background and lead parts on bass. He doubles on both acoustic bass, and four, five, six, and seven-string electric bass, in styles ranging from solo jazz chord-melody arrangements, to hard-swinging jazz double bass accompaniment, acoustic and electric funk, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Carribean, rock, R&B, blues, tango, Indian, and fusion styles, as well as arco (played with the bow) classical and comtemporary interpretations of composed music. He is also known to employ looping and effects to create the impression of a “one man band”.
Javier Torres, Drums- Javier Torres is an exceptionally rock solid drummer. He's played with bands such as Circa Survive and RX Bandits and plays a wide range of styles/grooves.