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With Snack

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band R&B Neo Soul

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"With Snack - "Snacktime EP""

With Snack are an R&B outfit based in NYC who have just released their debut “Snacktime EP”. They describe their sound as a mix of Stevie Wonder meets Snarky Puppy meets Robert Glasper and they are not too far off base. The tunes all have a nice 1970′s funk and soul vibe combined with a modern jazz sensibility. - Groove on Fire


"Snacktime EP Is the Sexiest Album You’ll Hear This Year"

Step aside, Sinatra. He may be Ol’ Blue Eyes, but NYU’s quintet With Snack poses a cool challenge to Sinatra’s smooth jazz. Their first collaboration, Snacktime EP, drops this Friday.
With Snack is comprised of Aviv Goldgeier (keyboards, Steinhardt ’16, music technology), Chris Roderick (vocals, CAS ’16, politics), Evan Lane (trumpet, Steinhardt ’16, jazz performance), Jono Stewart (bass, Steinhardt ’16, jazz performance), Matti Dunietz (drums, Steinhardt ’16, jazz performance).
The band came together last fall to audition for Ultra Violet Live. They had only been playing together informally for a few weeks, but made it through the prelims in November and won Audience Favorite in February (and won over a few hearts in the audience at the same time). The band’s debut, a collection of five songs titled Snacktime EP, drops here this Friday. To celebrate, they’ll play an 18+ gig at The Bitter End (147 Bleecker Street) at 6:45 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.
With Snack sounds like a less mainstream Michael Bublé or a more New Age-y Stevie Wonder. It’s smooth jazz at an accessible level. “New Soul” takes a jazz aesthetic and slides it from a frenetic, electronic pace to one that’s delectably slow. “My Love” is the serenade every romantic has ever wanted to hear outside their window, with blush-worthy lyrics (“You are that girl in my dreams / And I find it so hard to breathe / Cause when you’re in my arms / I’ll never let you get in no harm”) and a playful tune. “Forever” is the stand-out single; Chris’s voice is seductive and strong over a catchy hook and foot-tapping percussion. It wouldn’t be far-fetched the describe their sound as baby-making music. (“I would be honored if a baby was made to our music,” Matti said.) - NYU Local


Discography

Love Don't Stop (Single): March 2014
Snacktime EP: October 2013 
Forever (Single): September 2013

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With Snack’s music is both refreshing and nostalgic.  While still tipping their hats to the great groove makers of yesteryear, With Snack continues to rethink modern R&B. With their unique combination of soul, jazz, and hip-hop, With Snack embodies an intricate union they call “Progressive Soul.”  You find With Snack’s live shows and studio recordings full of driving dance beats, reinvigorated jazz artistry, smooth vocals, and explosive, contagious energy.

With Snack converged in late 2012.  With the virtuosic arrangements of the band (Jono Stewart, Matti Dunietz, Evan Lane, and Aviv Goldgeier) and the downright sexy voice of frontman Chris Roderick, With Snack has since played everywhere in New York, from rooftops in Brooklyn to 1000-seat theaters in the heart of Greenwich Village.

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