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Tours: Dan Andriano in The Emergency Room

Dan Andriano in The Emergency RoomDan Andriano In The Emergency Room has announced that the project will be touring the US in October.   Andriano continues to support his 2015 full-length, Party Adjacent, available on Asian Man Records.

Full tour listings are below.

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Dan Andriano - Party Adjacent

Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room

Party Adjacent

Asian Man Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

“Sit me down, tell me a story, there’s so much that I’d like to learn, I’ll stay still, open up my ears to you, I won’t speak over your words.  Teach me how, to make more promises that I know I’ll always keep.”  You might be surprised that these are the tender opening words of Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room’s sophomore full length, Party Adjacent.  The long-time Alkaline Trio co-vocalist explains the project as a ground for songs that just wouldn’t fit the relatively narrow focus of his full time band.  Whereas bandmate Matt Skiba’s solo output feels more like synth-driven Alkaline Trio b-sides, Party Adjacent represents a more divergent path.

Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room reveals a different side of an artist that we already know and love.  Being produced by Jeff Rosenstock and backed by Kevin Higuchi (of Rosenstock’s band) on bass and keyboards along with Hard Girls guitarist Mike Huguenor filter Party Adjacent through a really rock-centred lens without losing Andriano’s well-established lure.   Those familiar with the stylings of Dave Hause  should feel right at home.ldAfter adjusting to the shock of opener “White Teeth” (which sounds like it could be from a child’s story book), The Emergency Room settles into the casual call of soft rock guitar notes and rolling bass.  Andriano’s unmistakable vocals feel far more relaxed in their delivery as they fall in line with a steady melodic groove that drops hints of Elvis Costello.  Tracks like “Eye Contact” further the connection with a chorus that is every bit as catchy as anything Alkaline Trio is known for, but with warmer overtones.  As “Haunt Your House” shows off, there are definite garage elements in the background, affording Andriano the chance to get his hands dirty.

Party Adjacent maintains a steady, even-keel type of vibe from early on – the type that speaks to Andriano’s underlying versatility within his little corner of the world.  The album definitely takes place within his comfort zone, it’s just that few of us knew just how far flung Andriano’s comfort zone spans. For instance, Dan expands on his prior acoustic persona in “Don’t Have A Thing” in which he swaps an electric guitar in the place you’d typically expect to find an  acoustic one (check out “Plain Old Whiskey” for a pure acoustic lament).  Later, “Lowrider” finds him employing lofty guitar licks that end up taking Andriano’s vocals off the beaten path.  

There are many reasons to get into Party Adjacent, but seeing Andriano in this sort of carefree jam mode is about the best of the bunch.  Altogether, the product really gives the impression that Andriano is particularly proud of how Party Adjacent turned out.  Hearing Dan separated from his lyrically dark persona in a full band setting (Hurricane Season was primarily a slow acoustic affair) is a welcome treat, and with Dan soon approaching forty, The Emergency Room projects a maturity you’d expect from an artist with such a lengthy career behind him.  An absolutely worthwhile alter-ego to Dan Andriano’s Alkaline Trio self.

Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room – Wait

Dan Andriano in The Emergency RoomDan Andriano In The Emergency Room has premiered a new lyric video for a new song. The track is titled “Wait” and will appear on his upcoming sophomore full length, Party Adjacent, due out July 17, 2015 via Asian Man Records.

Listen to the song  here.

Video: Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room – Enemies

Dan Andriano in The Emergency RoomDan Andriano In The Emergency Room has premiered a new lyric video for a new song. The track is titled “Enemies” and will appear on his upcoming sophomore full length, Party Adjacent, due out July 17, 2015 via Asian Man Records.

Listen to the song  below.

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Tours: Jeff Rosenstock / Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room

Jeff RosenstockJeff Rosenstock and Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room have announced that they will be touring together starting in late July. Rosenstock continues to support his new solo album, We Cool?, available now via SideOneDummy Records, and Dan Andriano will support his upcoming sophomore full length, Party Adjacent, due out July 17, 2015 via Asian Man Records.

Tour listings are below.

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Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room - Hurricane Season

Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room

Hurricane Season

Asian Man Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

I’m getting old and jaded. I still love my fast, hard punk rock but it needs to push the boundaries to truly entice me and counter to that, I’ve become more and more enthralled with some of the slower, punks-go-acoustic albums as late. Not sure why that is, but sometimes it’s nice to hear something a little softer as I walk through the bustling city streets.

That’s where Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room comes into play. As the counter part to Matt Skiba in Alkaline Trio, chances are you’re already familiar with his voice and writing style. Hurricane Season sees him stepping out into the limelight under his own moniker and creating an album that’s perfect for those Alkaline Trio fans who loved songs like Fine and I’m Dying Tomorrow.

On Hurricane SeasonAndriano takes the full lead – performing every instrument other than pianos/organs on two tracks. This enables him to have complete control, and lets him push the emotional moments required for the album to succeed. This is important, because at its core, Hurricane Season is a love album with pages torn from a road-weary traveller’s diary. With every passing beat, the songs propel a sense of longing through to the listener and each song has that one moment that completely engulfs the listener’s attention as Adriano’s passionate vocals beg for forgiveness, understanding or discovery. Lyrics like “I can’t always be right there, but I can get there soon. I can’t always hold your hand but I will always love you” may read as a Hallmark greeting card but jump out from the album in an extremely positive way.

Unlike many of the recent punks-go-acoustic albums, Andriano follows in the footsteps of Dave Hause’s Resolutions with an album that features a variety of instrumentation and tempos. By switching it up, the album remains fresh as the songs no longer blend into on another seamlessly. There is a difference between the upbeat, acoustic jangle of Me and Denver and the slow, organ-led crooner On Monday whileSay Say Say could be mistaken for a Joey Cape tune. The simplistic drum pattern on The Last Day We Ever Close Our Eyes accentuates the structural beats of the song while the piano led introduction toIt’s Gonna Rain All Day gives the song a sense of rising momentum rather than constant delivery. These slight variations see Andriano pushing his writing style rather than staying in a safe comfort zone.

Even though Hurricane Season won’t get your blood flowing with energy, the album succeeds as a nice, laid-back listen to throw on when you want to mellow out a little bit. And for all of us jaded old fools, that’s sometimes exactly what we need.

New Interview: Dan Andriano in The Emergency Room

 Dan Andriano in The Emergency Room

The Emergency Room, the place you go after one too many beers and decide you can ride a skateboard. Dan Andriano, the bassist and ½ of the singing in Alkaline Trio. When you combine the two, you end up with Dan’s solo powerhouse. Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room released his first solo record this past August, Hurricane Season. We caught up with Dan at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago to discuss dealing with hurricane season in St. Augustine, Florida, the lack of a band to jam with onstage, what is going on with Alkaline Trio, and if will Slapstick ever return.  

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Dan Andriano in The Emergency Room

Dan Andriano

Asian Man Records
By on September 24, 2011 at Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL

 

 

The Emergency Room, the place you go after one too many beers and decide you can ride a skateboard. Dan Andriano, the bassist and ½ of the singing in Alkaline Trio. When you combine the two, you end up with Dan’s solo powerhouse. Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room released his first solo record this past August, Hurricane Season. We caught up with Dan at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago to discuss dealing with hurricane season in St. Augustine, Florida, the lack of a band to jam with onstage, what is going on with Alkaline Trio, and if will Slapstick ever return.     Read More…

Dan Andriano Track By Track For Hurricane Season

Dan Andriano In The Emergency RoomAltPress is featuring a track-by-track analysis Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room‘s debut solo album, Hurricane Season.  The album was released in early August via Asian Man Records.  Dan Andriano prefaces the write-up:

“Hurricane Season was a title I thought of shortly after I moved out of the big city, über-convenient lifestyle I had in place in Chicago, and headed south for a slowed-down, family- and health-based lifestyle in St. Augustine, Florida. For a short while, I was unsure about the move. I never doubted it was the best thing for my family, but as a man who had become a bit self-absorbed and routine-based, deep-down, I was conflicted. It showed in my words and actions: One day, I’m beach livin’—”Why the hell would anyone live anywhere else?”—and the next day [I’d be like], “Wow, it’s pissing rain, but somehow, it’s still a hundred degrees, and I don’t know who to call to go watch the crazy-good country band playing downtown.” Let’s just say I got a little moody, or depressed. It was like at any given time there was serious storm inside me just waiting to bum out everyone I love and care about.”

Read the full breakdown here.

Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room: Me and Denver

Dan Andriano In The Emergency RoomAlternative Press have posted a new stream from Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room.

The track is called Me and Denver and comes from his new album, Hurricane Season, out Aug. 9 on Asian Man Records.

Listen to it here.

 

Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room – Hollow Sounds

Dan AndrianoAlkaline Trio‘s Dan Andriano has released a brand new song for his solo project, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room.  The track is titled “Hollow Sound” and will be available on his first full length, Hurricane Season, due out August 9, 2011 on Asian Man Records.

Listen to the track here.

Streams: Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room – Hurricane Season

Dan AndrianoDan Andriano in the Emergency Room has posted a new song “Hurricane Season”on his Facebook page.