Breakout pop trio AJR are celebrating the release of the Infinity EP, out today on AJR Productions/WBR. The 5-song EP features new single "Infinity," which Idolator premiered earlier this month. The Infinity EP is rounded out by three new songs as well as a remix of their hit single "I'm Ready," giving fans a taste of what's to come as the band continues to work on their full-length debut, due out in early 2015.
Infinity EP via iTunes:
The NYC-based brothers are getting ready to kick off their fall headlining tour, including stops in Philadelphia, Boston, and at home in New York. Tickets for those shows are on sale now, and a full list of dates is below.
The new EP and tour follow on from AJR's certified Gold single "I'm Ready," which they performed this summer on The Today Show. Billboard favorably compared the band to the Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel (for the harmonies) and Fun. and Imagine Dragons (for the electro-pop influences), while New York Post praised their "sticky-sweet pop melodies with vintage barber shop vocals [and] edgier electronic samples and 'spokestep' [aka dubstep breakdowns derived from vocals]."
AJR's NYC-bred Met brothers - Adam (bass/vocals), a 24-year old Columbia graduate, Ryan (guitar/piano/vocals), a bespectacled 20-year old Columbia student who serves as the band's main songwriter, and Jack (vocals/guitar), the 17-year old force-de-nature who splits time between lead vocals and attending high school in NYC - got their musical start as kids busking in Central Park and Washington Square, singing Jackson 5 covers, and, later, their own material. They used their earnings to buy musical equipment which they set up in their parents' living room, where they write, record and produce all of their own music to this day.
2. "Alice By the Hudson"
3. "Pitchfork Kids"
5. "I'm Ready" (Remix by AJR)
AJR Fall Tour Dates
10/04 US Cellular Main Stage - Greenville, NC
10/08 Pride - XL 106.7 Concert Series - Orlando, FL
10/09 Weber State University's Dee Event Center - Ogden, UT^
10/11 Fall Festival - Odessa, TX (free show)
10/16 Hollywood Strike - Hollywood, CA (free show)
10/24 Fillmore - Silver Springs, MD*
10/25 iPlay - Freehold, NJ*
10/26 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY*
10/28 Barbary - Philadelphia, PA*
10/29 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY*
10/30 The Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY*
11/01 The Space - Hamden, CT*
11/02 The Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY*
11/04 Red Room at Café 939 - Boston, MA*
11/05 The Hollow - Albany, NY*
^ Opening for Train
* with special guest Minor Soul and free Meet & Greet