The Off Chance / Friendly People / Brooklyn Sugar Company
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From their very first meeting, Maldi Kellici and Jason Differ's collaboration was fruitful. With an invigorated passion for music and a mature approach to songwriting, the duo formed The Off Chance and began writing for their first album, Change. The band's sophomore EP is scheduled for release in fall 2013.
Friendly People is the product of a desperate search for warmth during the 2011 Boston winter. What started as a jam in a Cambridge living room has led to a recently released debut album, Shake, and a tour across America to perform at this year's South By Southwest festival. With five minds and five million ideas, the result is Friendly People, a folk-infused indie rock, handcrafted to make you feel at home.
For a band calling itself Brooklyn Sugar Company, this group sounds like it belongs in another place and time. Bearing the kind of blues-influenced ditties better associated with Chicago or New Orleans, and a sound that could have come from arena stadiums in the 1970s, the band is bringing back much-needed attention to heartland roots rock, in a town not known for roots rock bands.