We write songs. We love music. This is our career.
Andrew Como - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Matt Como - Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar
Justin Scheidling - Percussion & Drums
Tim Costello - Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals
John O’keefe - Percussion/Vocals/Auxiliary Keyboards
Songwriting is our primary focus. For us, writing songs is a daily obsession. We want to write songs that are original, creative, and have integrity. Right now, we are recording our first full length album at VuDu Studios in Port Jefferson, NY. The 12 tracks on the album are coming together really well! We are planning to release this debut album sometime in Summer 2013.
We are very excited about all of our plans for 2013! We are opening for The WallFlowers at Alive@Five In Stamford, CT on June 20th. In June we will also be performing in two festivals; "The Long Island Music Festival" and "Make Music NYC". February 2013 we opened for Jillian Jensen at 89 North Music Venue, played at the Hard Rock Café NYC in the Hard Rock Rising 2013 Finals, and opened for Frankie Zulferino at the Highline Ballroom in NYC. In March, we performed on Balcony TV Charleston and did an on-air interview/performance for a local radio station in Columbia SC. Our music has been placed on MTV's Real World Portland which aired on March 27th. The instrumental version of our song "Your Love" has been placed in ads for Quicksilver and the Oxygen Channel's Best Ink. Three of our songs will also be on the soundtrack of the new Indie movie Wingman Inc., which is coming out later this year.
Our music has been accepted on Pandora and is streaming on 70 radio stations and podcasts. It is routinely played on syndicated internet radio shows such as New Driven Cruisin Show, Revolver Underground, and Indie Underground with Uncle Earl. The Como Brothers Band often plays in Manhattan NY at places like The Bitter End and The National Underground. We also perform all around Long Island at bars, town events, charity fundraising events, and festivals.
2012 was a very exciting year for us! We were selected by the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands to perform at The Warped Tour at Nassau Coliseum 7/21. We played Nikon Jones Beach Theater Side Stage before Rachel Crow, Cody Simpson, and Big Time Rush. We were named Emerging Artists by S&IS Shortcut to Sony, went into the Sony building, and had our music heard by Sony A&Rs! We played at the Hard Rock Café NYC as finalists in The Hard Rock Rising Contest. We performed in the Montauk Music Festival. The band also had a great time playing at Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George, NY. We have had our music played on MTV's Real World St. Thomas and on the E! Networks Keeping up with the Kardashians. We are very excited to have our music heard!
In the Hard Rock Rising Contest our song "I Don't Like You" had the most number of downloads in the entire USA. We came in 1st place in Phase I of the Hard Rock Rising competition and played at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square in February 2012.
The Como Brothers Band brings an energy, excitement, and originality to the stage that leaves fans wanting more and more of them. The band is very personable and accessible to fans. We can't wait to see you at our next gig!
We have been surrounded by music from a very young age. Our dad and his brothers are all very musical. During family parties throughout our childhood, our uncles would jam in the basement. We loved it when they played together and would join in. This is where we first got a taste of performing. When Matt was in Kindergarten and Andrew was in pre-school their mom enrolled them in piano lessons. In third grade, Andrew started playing the alto saxophone in the concert band and took private guitar lessons. In high school Andrew played the tenor saxophone in the symphonic band, guitar in the pit orchestra, and guitar for the chorus as an accompanist. In high school Matt played guitar and bass with Andrew in their high school’s talent shows and in local bars. During that time, Matt and Andrew joined their father and their uncle in a Beatles tribute band, playing in local bars across long island. Andrew was George and Matt was John. Soon we started writing songs. We loved playing Beatles music but wanted to play our own music. Once we started writing songs in high school we started to take our music career very seriously. In college, Matt took voice lessons, guitar lessons, bass lessons, joined a singing ensemble, and of course kept writing songs. In college Andrew is doing the same. We would like to do this as a career because this is our passion. We love writing and playing music. In January 2012 “The Speed of Sound EP” was released. In March 2013, “Still Waters” EP was released.
Andrew Como - Vocals, Guitar
Matt Como - Vocals, Bass Guitar
Tim Costello - Acoustic Guitar., Keyboards & Vocals
Justin Scheidling - Percussion & Drums
John Ofeefe - Percussion/Vocals/Auxillary Keyboards
"Still Waters" EP. March 2013. 5 song EP. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/still-waters-ep/id627211865
The Como Brothers Band EP “The Speed of Sound” https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-speed-of-sound-ep/id509052601
Kayla Stockert & The Como Brothers EP "Castles in the Sand" https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/castles-in-the-sand-single/id567876116
In the spring of 2013 The Como Brothers Band will be releasing their first full length album containing 12 songs. Expect big things to be coming from this young band from NY.
Our music has been accepted on Pandora and is streaming on 70 radio stations and podcasts. It is routinely played on syndicated internet radio shows such as New Driven Cruisin Show, Revolver Unerground, and Indie Underground with Uncle Earl.
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Can I Be Matched With You mp3
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The Como Brothers Band: The Speed of Sound – Music Review
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Up and coming pop rockers THE COMO BROTHERS have a cool new EP out showcasing their best songs as th...Up and coming pop rockers THE COMO BROTHERS have a cool new EP out showcasing their best songs as they continue their ascent to being one of the best underground, commercially friendly acts in the country. The brothers in the name refer to bassist Matt and guitarist Andrew, both of whom share the lead vocals. There’s no telling if drummer Dorian Costanzo is related, but the three of them sound great together on the EP’s breezy, well written cuts.
“Underneath It All” has the jangly rocking goodness in a summer track. Sort of a cross between the early FOO FIGHTERS work and bands like MATTHEW SWEET, THE GIN BLOSSOMS and DEL AMICI, the heartfelt, fun song is oddly uplifting for a pop song. Great guitar work and a nice melody highlighted by the occasional harmonized vocals of the brothers really makes this song jump out from the norm of bland music one might hear on the radio. There is also a slick guitar line that just burrowed in my ear for quite a while.
“You Are My World” is a short and sweet little ditty. A funky, folk influenced love song that feels like a massive sing along will break out at any moment. A lot of bands try to pull of this type of song and fail, but not here. There is a lot of subtle magic going on in the backing tracks like hidden little gems of instrumentation, layers vocals and percussion from Costanzo that add up to good song craft.
It’s no wonder why “I Don’t Like You” is getting added at radio and is a huge mover on the bands’ Reverbnation page. In many ways it is the perfect modern pop/rock song. A touch of wry lyrics, great singing and snarky delivery really elevate the track to another level. It rocks just enough to satisfy, but definitely has “hit song written” all over it. Also, I loved the lyrical tip of the cap to Bradley Nowell of SUBLIME with a play on the famous lyrics of “What I Got”. Again, most bands don’t have the talent and sophistication to pull this kind of stuff off.
Closing track “Can I Be Matched With You” is another sunny sounding cut, full of optimism, earnest good vibes and tasteful bass lines. Nice guitar tones are off-set with the open chords of the chorus. Andrew also throws down a brief, bluesy guitar solo proving these guys have a of ground to cover artistically in the future.
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New York City rockers, The Como Brothers Band, have solid lyrics and catchy sound in debut EP. Look...New York City rockers, The Como Brothers Band, have solid lyrics and catchy sound in debut EP.
Looking for a road-trip mix worth song? Looking for a band that has songs with good hooks and overall great arrangements - then The Como Brothers Band might be the best bet to add to your summer music collection. Their debut EP The Speed of Sound is a lean four-track collection, but the meaty guitar riffs and interesting lyrics make up for the lack of quantity.
The first track, "Underneath It All," is an interesting choice for an introductory song. While the overall feel is a solid pop rock piece, the vocals follow-along too closely to the backing music. There seemed to be no variation and it felt a bit lifeless. The guitar riffs take over and make this song interesting, as do the lyrics. The Como Brothers Band's lyrics really do tell a nice story hear and the listener feels drawn into this spell. Again, it is an okay song, but as this listener/writer got through the EP, it became apparent that "Underneath It All" is not the song that encapsulates this band.
Track two "You Are My World" turned it up a notch. This song really charmed this listener/writer. It felt fresh and sunny. Fans of Jason Mraz will dig this tune. It really is a lovely song.
In "I Don't Like You" The Como Brothers Band continues to create a likable sound. They are entertaining without being cheesy. They are lyrically-driven without being pretentious. This track has a solid beat to it, and like their previous tracks, the percussion is subtle and the chorus catchy. What they omit in harmony, they replace with moving blues-driven guitar riffs.
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In "Can I Be Matched With You" the band really plays to its strength of power riffs and strong hooks. This song is a standout. The arrangement and hint of blues guitar riffs crunch along nicely. The overall feel of this song reminded this listener/writer of a band like Better Than Ezra or Gin Blossoms.
Overall CD Review is B+
Overall The Speed of Sound garners a B+ review. It took a few listens and even though "Underneath It All" did not showcase the band's raw talent and command of power riffs, the overall package is deserving. The Como Brothers Band have excellent song arrangements and their lyrics are never boring. The band does have quite a challenge ahead of them - to transition from a band that is merely a backing soundtrack. This writer/listener believes they have a song in their arsenal down the road that might become the soundtrack to some listeners' lives.
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EP REVIEW: The Como Brothers - The Speed of Sound
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Artist: The Como Brothers Album: The Speed of Sound Label: Independent Artist Website: http://ww...Artist: The Como Brothers
Album: The Speed of Sound
Label: Independent Artist
Sounds Like: Train, Gin Blossoms, Matchbox 20, The Killers, Modest Mouse.
Technical Grade: 8/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 8/10
Commercial Value: 8/10
Overall Talent Level: 8/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Performance Skill: 8/10
Best Songs: Underneath it All, I Don’t Like You
Weakness: EP Release
CD Review: New York based The Como Brothers just released their latest EP entitled The Speed of Sound in 2012. The Como Brothers recently landed a spot on the Warped Tour and even licensed some music to MTV. Band members include Matt Como (lead vocals, bass), Andrew Como (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Dorian Costanzo (drums)
The EP gently takes to flight with rocking “Underneath it All” a dynamic intro piece that methodically serves up rocking guitar ambiance against driving rock rhythms, impressive harmonies and impressive vocal flair from Como. Track 2 “You are My World” shifts gears a bit with flowing rock rhythm, impressive harmonies against hooky vocal melody from Como and company. Track 3 “I Don’t Like You” serves up a clever piece complete with clever lyrical content, thought provoking subject matter and impressive chorus that flows & ebbs it’s way through to emotional fruition. As the EP slowly unfolds I can hear many musical influences reminiscent of classic Good Charlotte, They Might Be Giants, Matchbox 20, Gin Blossoms, Train, Death Cab for Cutie, and even The Killers. This EP makes a pretty solid first impression. Right from the start you will notice rich musical textures overflowing everywhere, full of variety, solid playing and world class songwriting. I would classify this music as acoustic pop rock, with a slight aftertaste of alternative rock. The songs themselves are addictive, and thought provoking complete with passionate thought provoking subject matter. The musicianship of this band is rock solid across the board. The players themselves write, & play there parts extremely well. Turing our attention to singer Matt Como – let me go on record to say his voice is amazing. Como’s voice works well across the board and fills the sonic space peacefully and unobtrusively. If he wrote all these songs - well he could be bigger than any of currently realize. The Ep ends with Track 4: Can I Be Mathed with You” the perfect finale statement for an EP of this caliber From this EP pretty much has something for just about everyone.
I generally don't give out 10 star ratings to EP's. The full length releases is a more complete snapshot of what an artists is capable of at any given time.
The latest EP from The Como Brothers is an impressive musical sampler from start to finish. The music is clean, goes down smooth, & the messages are extremely thought provoking & passionate in nature. It’s strong suit – the deeply rich production value, amazing songs & strong vocal presence from Matt Como. It’s amazing how much talent this 3 piece brings to the table. The Como Brothers possesses enough musical talent & songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous in 2012. One would be wise to keep a watchful eye on them. Underneath it all the future looks bright – we shall see. Bring on the Full Length!
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Occasionally there is symmetry between band identity and song identity. The Como Brothers come str...
Occasionally there is symmetry between band identity and song identity. The Como Brothers come straight at you with a mature rock sensibility on their EP The Speed of Sound.
I Don’t Like You and Can I Be Matched With You show the band’s love of the shuffle beat.
The well-crafted songs are consistent, and the style of the remainder of the music resides between an upbeat John Mayer and Steve Miller Band style harmonies. The song structure does not waste a note, flowing from verse to ending guitar solo in I Don’t Like You to a whistling solo a la Otis Redding in the feel good track You Are My World.
Overall, with a production this crisp and professional, the tracks could have sounded scrubbed and perfect like cliche pop music. These songs, however, are so well-crafted that the gloss doesn't distract; they could be right on a Lollapalooza side-stage, or a beach campfire on a couple of acoustic guitars.
The Como Brothers Band have that automatic sounding vocal tightness that represents The Speed of Sound overall. It is what pop rock should sound like in 2012… evolved and without pretense.
THE RAMBUNCTiOUS SOUND OF THE COMO BROTHERS AND THEiR NEW RELEASE 'THE SPEED OF SOUND'
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JULY 27, 2012 - The immensely cool, windswept cover of The Speed of Sound, The Como Brothers Band’s ...JULY 27, 2012 - The immensely cool, windswept cover of The Speed of Sound, The Como Brothers Band’s debut EP, features a ’59 Pontiac Bonneville cruising along the beach in Long Island. The image fully captures the energy and optimism of the NYC based rock trio’s edgy, blues and funk driven vibe and their career trajectory these past few years. And it’s all forward motion from here, as Matt Como (lead vocals, bass), Andrew Como (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Dorian Costanzo (drums) were fan selected out of 20,000 bands to play the Uniondale, NY date (at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum) of the Vans Warped Tour 2012. Their fiery tune “Can I Be Matched With You?”--one of the four infectious tracks on the EP—was also recently placed on an episode of MTV’s “The Real World.” These are just the latest in an inspiring streak of accolades for the two Como Brothers and Costanzo, who grew up together in Long Island. Since they started gigging seriously in 2010, they’ve played at such historic venues as The Bitter End, Hard Rock Café in Times Square, National Underground, Fontana’s, the Alphabet Lounge, as well as local pubs like The Village Idiot in Patchogue. The band—unique in that both Como brothers are featured equally as lead singers--was also recently asked to play at Sullivan Hall. On their home base of Long Island, they’ve performed at the Long Beach Summer Series, Sunken Meadow and the Montauk Music Festival. They were also named Emerging Artists by S&IS Shortcut to Sony. All of this is even more remarkable because for much of this time, the band members have been enrolled as college students.
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he Como Brothers Band begin their The Speed of Sound with Underneath It All. Underneath It All is a ...he Como Brothers Band begin their The Speed of Sound with Underneath It All. Underneath It All is a bold opening for the band, but is one that is ultimately matched by tremendous musicianship. The track bounces between an instrumental and vocal focus; the production of the track allows each piece of the band to shine brightly. The chorus will have listeners singing along shortly after their first listening; hints of Yellowcard and Rise Against can be heard in the Como Brothers Band’s style. You Are My World eschews the electrified sound of the initial track for a funkier, more acoustic feeling track.
The two worlds broached during this first half are very different, but the band is capable enough to tie each together in a coherent fashion. The guitar arrangements deserve further discussion; the intricate piece that kicks in at point belies the more simplistic style crafted by the track. I Don’t Like You speeds things back up but allows the guitars to take a focal point. Striving for dominance with the vocals, these guitars set the overall feeling of the track.
Hard rock blends with alternative to create something that could easily be on heavy rotation; I Don’t Like You would do perfectly alongside the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. The band ends their The Speed of Sound EP with Can I Be Matched With You. This track showcases the band’s jammier side. With these four cuts present, I believe that fans will be able to gain a proper appreciation for the band. I feel that the act will be able to expand nicely into the LP format with their next release.
Top Tracks: Underneath It All, Can I Be Matched With You
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It is the propensity for mankind to classify the things around them. We like things to fit into a ca...It is the propensity for mankind to classify the things around them. We like things to fit into a category with other things like it. And I am no different. That being said, I can’t seem to place the NY-based trio, The Como Brothers Band into one nice, neat little package. Just as it seems their four-track EP, Speed of Sound, starts to go in one direction, it takes an abrupt about face and heads another direction all together.
The EP opens to the hard-rocking “Underneath It All.” Effects-laden opening fuzz guitar soon surrenders to chord progression and melodic verse work. The heavy rock element is interwoven with pop melody but for a trio, these guys make a lot of music on what could easily become a radio-friendly single. The follow-up “You Are My World” slows the pace from agro to groovy blusey, opening with acoustic picking and slight backing percussion. At the chorus the track takes on a guitar tandem melody and harmonized vocals and sounds like it could easily be a B-side from a Guster album. “I Don’t Like You” with its staccato beat comes out of the gate reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age only laced with intermittent blues riff work over the steady backing chug of electric. The time change at the midpoint features near rap-like verse work before giving way to a soaring solo through to the ‘fade. The jangle opening of “Can I Be Matched With You” is a constant vein through more pop melody. Gone are the heavy rock guitar lines until the wah pedal solo at the midpoint. Again, the band has written an ideal 3:30 pop rocker that would do nicely in radio rotations.
Maybe it is good to be exclusionary and to eschew a “nice, neat little package.” The pop melody is there. The heavy effects-laden rock is there. The bent note blues stuff is even there. But it doesn’t strike me that the brothers Como are “searching” for a sound; it feels like they’ve found it and it just happens to be one amalgam of many. A respectable EP for the trio with so many facets, perhaps it should have been named the “Speed of Sounds.” Imagine what the full-length will sound like.
by Christopher West – email@example.com
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"These guys were truly awesome! Had I been wearing socks, they would have blown off! I Highly sugges..."These guys were truly awesome! Had I been wearing socks, they would have blown off! I Highly suggest that you check them out!
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Buzz Track: I Don’t Like You Pop/rock act The Como Brothers Band just released an EP ‘The Speed of ...Buzz Track: I Don’t Like You
Pop/rock act The Como Brothers Band just released an EP ‘The Speed of Sound’ and worked with Mike Watts, Steve Haigler, and Tom Flynn (Muse, The Pixies, Brand New). The song ‘I Don’t Like You’ has already received close to 800,000 YouTube streams. They often perform at The Bitter End and The National Underground. You can visit their Facebook for upcoming show dates.
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Buzz Track: I Don’t Like You News Update: The Como Brothers Band was just selected to play in the W...Buzz Track: I Don’t Like You
News Update: The Como Brothers Band was just selected to play in the Warped Tour (NY) at Nassau Coliseum on July 21st, 2012. They also had the song placed on MTV Real World St. Thomas which is going to air on July 25th. They are in the process of recording the first full length album as they continue to promote the EP “The Speed Of Sound” which is available on iTunes.
The Como Brothers Band released an EP earlier in the year ‘The Speed of Sound’ working with Mike Watts, Steve Haigler, and Tom Flynn (Muse, The Pixies, Brand New). The song ‘I Don’t Like You’ has already received close to 800,000 YouTube streams.