Andy's Tea Party
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Andy's Tea Party

Birmingham, Alabama, United States | SELF

Birmingham, Alabama, United States | SELF
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"Even in the Future Nothing Works: Andy's Tea Party"

The vocals are very playful yet distinct and they take on many different directions as the songs on the album go more and more forward. It’s very evident and clear of the Swedish pop and mainstream influences amongst the songs. I get reminded of many things when listening to this album. Funnily it reminds me of the approach Chuck Morgan has to his songs and also recall the vocals from The French Kicks.

Check em out here www.myspace.com/andysteaparty

POSTED BY SERIES TWO RECORDS AT 11:59 PM


Url: http://eveninthefuture.blogspot.com/2009/07/andys-tea-party.html - Series Two Records


"Icy Demons Visual Crystals Tour 2009 - Day 5 Bottletree, Birmingham, AL"

...We arrived at the gig early, which was a very nice change of pace. Before we even got a chance to load our gear in, we were treated to some warm pita and hummus and salsa that was, oh so good. We had a great soundcheck, the staff was super friendly and accomodating, we got to breathe for a minute and forget that touring is a pretty intense job. The show was great and the kids were really exciting. We played with some strong young bands, Spells and Andy’s Tea Party. I’d surely make my way back to Birmingham to spend another fun night in that Airstream...

URL: http://weareplural.com/blog/2008/11/ - Icy Demons for Plural Blog


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All I Want for Xmas limited edition cd single
An Empty Nest, A Golden Palace - 7"

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Andy’s Tea Party is a chamber pop band with noisy tendencies hailing from Birmingham, AL. Created by Seth Persons while in college during the early 2000s; the band has morphed over the years into its current and most permanent iteration. Featuring six members with diverse musical backgrounds, the familiar instrumentation is complemented by bouts of autoharp, lap steel, unidentifiable noise, glockenspiel, and various bicycle parts (thanks to a practice space in the local bicycle cooperative).

Taking songwriting cues from artists such as Nico, PJ Harvey, and various Swedes, the end-result blends the post-punk of Echo & the Bunnymen, the subtle disco of Arthur Russell, and the serenity of early-'80s Eno, all condensed into a pop structure. Equal parts pastoral and raucous, Andy’s Tea Party has played with bands including Sian Alice Group, The Brunettes, Vetiver, Au, Elf Power, and Icy Demons.

An Empty Nest, A Golden Palace, their first release, is a suite of songs named for Golden Girls spinoffs. Recorded and mixed by Nick Punch at Boutwell Studios in Birmingham and mastered in London by Rupert Clervaux at Gray's Inn Road, An Empty Nest, A Golden Palace uses Osamu Dazai’s The Setting Sun as a jumping-off point for this meditation on aging and the afterlife.