A Do is comprised of 4 musicians from Boston. The group used to play in a cover band and live downstairs from the practice space. The music takes a little rock, pop and a dash of punk and fuses them together. A Do can often be found rocking out in or around the Boston and New York areas. Here's some press: “A Do says “Uh-uh, we’re slowing this S.O.B. down,” and brings “A Do No” out of the gate with its own mechanized grind, lubricating the cogs and gears with viscous guitars and dirty-sounding rhythms. This is a good thing.”— C.D. Di Guardia, Boston Band Crush.
Boomerang (EP), A Do, Self Titled (LP)
Boomerang by A Do
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"Overall on ‘Boomerang’, there’s almost a laziness about it all; not a scenester-dangling-his-hair-i..."Overall on ‘Boomerang’, there’s almost a laziness about it all; not a scenester-dangling-his-hair-in-his-face-looking-sad laziness, but an honest, laid back attitude. This is a band having fun, a gang getting everyone involved, no fear, just doing what they do."
A Do releases music video for No
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Striking vocals and energetic guitar riffs make this a song you'll want to be blasting as you drive ...Striking vocals and energetic guitar riffs make this a song you'll want to be blasting as you drive down the highway or maybe blasting out the speakers as you dance around your apartment.
C.D. On Songs: A Do - “A Do No"
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The grunge music of the mid-'90s was thus called because the artists appeared to rarely take showers...The grunge music of the mid-'90s was thus called because the artists appeared to rarely take showers or launder their flannel shirts. While one of its primary characteristics was thick layer of distortion on the guitars, the low-down, dirty feel was often passed over in favor of a more frenetic punk essence. A Do says “Uh-uh, we’re slowing this S.O.B. down,” and brings “A Do No” out of the gate with its own mechanized grind, lubricating the cogs and gears with viscous guitars and dirty-sounding rhythms. This is a good thing.
A Do’s slow-mo grind gives the listener adequate purchase in which to hook in to the track. While the major feel of this track is low-n-slow, they set enough decoration on the higher shelves to keep the upper registers interesting. But the view is definitely one from down below, as 95% of the track works happily from the ground floor, grinding out its living like a dirty factory.
The pacing of “A Do No” tells its story well - each beat in the tempo hits hard enough to cause a bit of a splash and a clatter, but not so much as to make a mess all over the place. The elements in this song are worn just enough to make a smoothly working machine - that still makes quite a racket.
C.D. On Songs: A Do - “Icarus”
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We’re always announcing things “without further ado.” Who knew that, all along, we were missing some...We’re always announcing things “without further ado.” Who knew that, all along, we were missing something? Maybe we should start letting A Do go a bit further, because, well, we’ll all benefit. If you want to give A Do a chance, then you can do so on Friday night at Church, where they will be taking the stage with Moonstone Lady, Alchemilla and Inside The Avalanche. Sounds fairly mystical, no? Go and witness the magic.
As you may or may not remember, “Kid Icarus” was an NES launch title, and it was in the vein of “Metroid” and “Castlevania” in that it was wicked hard. While there were items to be had and special arrows to win, “Kid Icarus” started by establishing the game’s motif. You’re going to jump. You’re going to shoot stuff. Repeat. The song “Icarus” wastes no time in establishing its primary figure; a four-part trip around the measure that is punctuated by drums and saturated by guitars. The song marches in tight right angles, making its turns with machine-like precision. And it sounds like a lot of machines were involved in the creation of this song - they tick and thrash and generally make all kinds of noise in the background.
There are fully personalized, non-effected vocals in the track, but it’s somewhat difficult to tell if the human presence is in charge of the machines or enslaved by them. In any case, they seem to be working together, whether voluntarily or not. There is a gang of human presences in this song; they occasionally link arms and join together for a cyborgian, nigh-tribal singing circle that must have the machines looking over their metal, shiny shoulders.
The machine works in sporadic-yet-regular bursts. How does this work? Isn’t that an oxymoron, you ask? First off, don’t call me an oxymoron. The song’s fits and starts slash in and out of running, but when they are “in,” they are in the sync of perfection. Each cog fits and the sparks flying in the track are by design - not by any form of friction. The solid “click” of the backbeat falling in place cements this track in its pre-carved groove, and the assembly line continues, churning out measure after measure of sharp-edged precision.
A Do, self titled
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"A Do is a psychedelic rocker with Adrienne’s smooth powerful voice and Derek’s driving guitars...I ..."A Do is a psychedelic rocker with Adrienne’s smooth powerful voice and Derek’s driving guitars...I challenge you to listen to A Do and try not to become a fan, it is impossible in my opinion. They definitely gained a new fan in me."
A Do- New England Scene
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"After listening to the entire album, it became quite clear to me that the band must listen to a lot..."After listening to the entire album, it became quite clear to me that the band must listen to a lot of Queens of the Stone Age. No – the third track off the album – is a prime example of this dark, QOTSA-inspired sound."
Video Crush: A Do "No"
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Here’s a beautiful new one from A Do, a catchy-as-all-get-out gem of a video that they’ve been worki...Here’s a beautiful new one from A Do, a catchy-as-all-get-out gem of a video that they’ve been working on for a while now. The good time, band playing for a small gathering of good-looking friends premise is pretty basic, but it’s fun enough that they don’t need more than that to hook us. Take a look.
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Q&A with the deli's Band of the Month: A Do
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Q&A : The name 'A Do' was derived by simply by combining ‘A’ for Adrienne + LeDoux (Derek’s last nam...Q&A : The name 'A Do' was derived by simply by combining ‘A’ for Adrienne + LeDoux (Derek’s last name)= A Do, seemed to make sense.
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