The Sweater Songs
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The Sweater Songs

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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Once again Robert Cooper has produced yet another amazing series of songs with his accomplishments at the Kauai Music Festival. This is two years in a row that he has been a top five finalist out of all entrants with his songs "Aftertaste" and "Another Round." - Rich McSheehy


Cooper's song "Another Round" beat out thousands of entrants and proved to be one of the best songs we heard this year. Truly amazing work. - Billboard


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What started out as a fun idea to mix up their set has now turned into a huge event with every show bigger than the previous. The Sweater Songs perform early Weezer albums in their entirety such as iconic classics “The Blue Album” and “Pinkerton” which include songs like “Buddy Holly”, “Say It Ain’t So”, “El Scorcho”, “The Good Life” and of course their namesake “Undone/Sweater Song.”

“I don’t think any of us had the slightest idea that this was going to become as big as it has” says The Sweater Songs lead singer Robert Cooper. “The first show was just something we wanted to do for fun for ourselves because we loved playing Weezer songs and now we’re selling out shows and being asked to play larger venues—it’s pretty wild.”

The band is made up of five life-long musicians who are all extremely active in the New York City music scene. Wes Hutchinson, Oscar Albis Rodriguez, Dan Logan, Gunnar Olsen and Robert Cooper have been playing, writing and recording original music for almost ten years but they have all agreed that The Sweater Songs is possibly the most fun they could ever have in an evening.

“At first we were just playing the ‘Blue Album’ from start to finish and now we’ve incorporated ‘Pinkerton’ and a handful of B-sides” says drummer Gunnar Olsen, “this is a tribute to their best music and fans have loved the fact that we’ve focused on their earlier songs.”

The Sweater Songs pay homage to the “Buddy Holly” video (as well as geek rock in general) by wearing cardigans, collared shirts, ties and those classic thick-rimmed glasses. They’ve continued to get great buzz and press and recent shows have featured Jared Scharff of the Saturday Night Live band who has officially taken on the title of “guest guitar soloist.” They’ve sold out several venues in New York City (which is no easy feat) and are now playing bigger venues to crowds of 600-1000 people. “We actually have legitimate and crazy fans” says guitarist/singer Wes Hutchinson “it’s the coolest thing to look out and see a massive crowd of people singing along to every song with us. Apparently we’re not the only ones who like Weezer!”

"People just want to sing the hell out of these songs. I think that's why people love it" says Dan Logan. "So many people listened to these songs in their bedrooms, or dorms, or first car—now you can share those moments with hundreds of people together."

The band continues to add momentum with more shows and demand coming in every week. Spend an evening with The Sweater Songs and you’ll see why so many fans adore this band—and don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing “ooooweeeeeooo I look just like Buddy Holly” for days after.