AJR just dropped the music video for their new single, “Woody Allen.” They filmed the video earlier this month at Webster Hall, at the release show for their album, “Living Room.” The video, filmed using a GoPro camera, shows off the energy of AJR’s live show, mixed with clips of the man himself, Woody Allen. Watch the video below!
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Indie pop band AJR released their debut album, Living Room, earlier this week, and celebrated with a concert at NYC’s Webster Hall last night. The album has been a long time coming for brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan, who got their start by busking around New York. Those experiences certainly influence their performing style – they’ve mastered the ability to win over a crowd with their energetic playing style.
AJR promised this wouldn’t be a typical show, and they had quite a few surprises in store last night. Using a GoPro camera and a selfie stick, they filmed a music video for the fan favorite, “Woody Allen” during their set. We can’t wait to see how it turned out! They also took crowd interaction to a whole new level when they played their new single “Infinity.” Drums were placed just in front of the stage, and Jack passed out drum sticks to the lucky fans in the front row so they could drum along with him. He later jumped into the crowd after a serious drum-off between the three brothers during “Pitchfork Kids.” They also invited surprise guest Alex Wolff on stage to play guitar for “Big White Bed.”
They played every track off of “Living Room,” and the packed crowd was singing along to every word, even the Overture. It was fun to see the album come to life on stage, and celebrate how far AJR has come. “Living Room” showcases AJR’s wide range and unique sound – from the mellow “Growing Old On Bleecker Street” to “Big Idea,” with it’s layered loops and lightening fast verses. We’re glad that “The Green And The Town” made the album, thanks to the support of their fans, as it’s one of our favorite tracks!
AJR is proof that if you have a Big Idea (pro tools and a mic), you can do anything you like.
The World Is A Marble Heart
Growing Old on Bleecker Street
Living on Love
The Green and The Town
Big White Bed
Last week, New York based pop trio AJR released their debut EP “6foot1” on iTunes and Amazon MP3. Now that we have had some time with the new songs, we are blown away with how talented these guys are!
Written, recorded, mixed and mastered all by themselves in their parents’ living room, AJR continues to impress us. As if that wasn’t enough, the boys also designed the cover art. And in case you were wondering where the title “6foot1” came from, it’s because Adam, Jack and Ryan are all 6 foot 1. Here is our track-by-track review of the EP!
The opening track, “I’m Ready” is the brothers’ first single and has been climbing the Pop Chart on iTunes (as high as 98!). Sampling the iconic Spongebob “I’m Ready” clip, AJR layered dubstep bass drops and the most catchy chorus we’ve heard all year.
The second track ,”Woody Allen”, has such a fun sound to it! We aren’t quite sure what they mean when they say they feel like Woody Allen but it makes for a great song. Also, the most inventive censoring of a word we’ve ever heard (we’re looking at you Ryan!). This song has so many layers and we can’t stop listening to it! We hear something new every time.
“Growing Old On Bleecker Street” isn’t exactly new to us, but every time we listen to this song, we wish we could live on Bleecker Street. We love the ukelele and the melody of this song. One of our favorite lyrics: “I woke up last night from a dream that we’d grow old on Bleecker Street. Sit by the fire and I’d play my guitar but dreams are only dreams.”
We are obsessed with the horns in “AfterHours.” We can’t wait to hear this song live! It’s super catchy and high energy chorus will have any venue rocking. And are those water glasses we hear in the background? Nice.
The EP closes with “Buy You a Rose,” which showcases Adam, Jack and Ryan’s unique voices and powerful harmonies. Check out their beatboxing in the background (we already knew they had serious skills). The gang vocals on this song are incredible. Just listen to this song and you’ll see why it’s our favorite.
As we’ve mentioned, we are seriously looking forward to what’s in store from AJR next year, including the release of their full length debut album. (PS guys, we are going to need studio versions of “The Green and The Town” and “Married on a Hill” hint hint)
The EP is available now on iTunes and Amazon MP3 for just $2.99! That’s less than your morning latte. Get it now!