AKUDAMA

AKUDAMA

 New York City, New York, USA
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Vibrant eccentric pop/rock from Brooklyn with a quirky front-man and 4-part harmonies. Like the Beach Boys meets Animal Collective, with dashes of 60's Brit-pop and 50s doo-wop. With a prolific self-released catalog (11 releases in 11 months) and extremely engaging live show, AKUDAMA has it all.

Biography

Growing up together, the boys of AKUDAMA have become masters of creating thoughtful, eclectic & eccentric rock music. Self-taught melodic savant Blake Charleton began writing music with brothers Calvin and Cayce Pia 7 years ago while still attending High School in a small town called Weston, Connecticut. After several years of hiatus spent traveling, learning, and absorbing life’s infinite inspirations, the trio of young-twenty-somethings reunited in 2008 in Brooklyn to reboot the project. With the recent addition of bassist Andrew Pertes, the group has become an active and aggressive force in the NYC indie-rock scene, and has proven to be a strong touring act throughout the Northeast and Midwest. The live show is relentlessly engaging. The band's creative ambition is unlimited, consistently proven with their self-recorded/released “Free EP of the Month” series, which, after 11 months and 11 releases, has resulted in a remarkable catalog of music.

AKUDAMA’s sound is a collage of musical inspiration; the explosiveness of Broken Social Scene, the vivid production of Doves, the lush harmonies of the Zombies, the lyrical depth of Wilco, the pop-precision of the Shins. The result is a sound that is undeniably their own, focusing on the craft of song, not gimmick. After all, it is about the music— and AKUDAMA makes that abundantly clear. The band has made their entire catalog available for free streaming and purchase at www.akudama.bandcamp.com

Lyrics

Sun (From Underneath the Lake)

Written By: AKUDAMA

Oh, in case you didn't know
You will take the train and I will take the road
Oh, in case you didn't know, you will take the ice
and I will take the snow
Sun from underneath the lake
Cuts your girl in half, you'll love her more next week
You'll love her more next week

Oh, in case you didn't know, you will take the plane and I will take the road
Oh, in case you didn't know, you will take the ice
and I will take the snow
Sun from underneath the lake
Cuts your girl in half, you'll love her more next week
You'll love her more next week

Yeah you take the road
Oh, in case you didn't know
You will take the train and I will take the road
Oh, in case you didn't know, you will take the ice
and I will take the snow

Discography

With a total of 12 releases to date (1 full-length + 11 EPs), AKUDAMA has proven to be incredibly prolific, and remarkably consistent in quality. The band has made their entire catalog available for free streaming and purchase at www.akudama.bandcamp.com.

AKUDAMA has always recorded and released their music themselves, with the help of guitarist Calvin Pia doubling as Producer / Engineer.
The band completed their debut full-length "Flying Over Morning" in 2005 during their senior year of high-school.
In 2006, the boys retreated to a barn in Western Massachusetts to write and record material that would later appear on the 2007 Johnny Appleseed EP.
Throughout 2009/10, AKUDAMA embarked on their Free EP of the Month series, where they released new music every month for 12 months via their Bandcamp page. Each EP was available for free digital download for one month, and included cover art done by a range of talented friends & family.
AKUDAMA's latest release "SUN EP" is essentially a collection of "A-sides" drawn from AKUDAMA's Free EP of the Month series, and is the band's 3rd official release to date.

Set List

Our set list is interchangable as our catalog continues to grow. Our most recent set list included:
Emit
Barbershop
Everywhere at Once (unreleased)
Young Columbus in Love (unreleased)
Love
Turtle Tan (unreleased)
Marzipan
Rose-colored Glasses (unreleased)
Thumbelina
Sun (From Underneath the Lake)