Robby Hunter Band
On their debut album Magic City Hippies, Robby Hunter Band proves once and for all that they are their own mixed drink, blending parts blues, parts funk, and parts hip-hop into one sun-kissed, beach-ready concoction. Download the Miami guys’ album for free while you can (until midnight on Sunday)! Or “donate” a few bucks so the guys can keep providing the drinks.
Here they go again. Our favorite Miami band (I think), blog famous for “Hard on Me,” just dropped another jam that rides the (fine?) line between sexual and the opposite of sexual. “Bust” is the fourth single from their forthcoming debut album Magic City Hippies, which will be out next Friday (7/19). I’ve previously compared the guys to Vampire Weekend, but damn, this one almost sounds like ’90s radio. I consider that a compliment but not everyone will! So probs just turn this one up on a drive down the coast with a middle finger out 2 all the h8rs.
There are so many bands on the cusp of success; some bands make it, some bands don’t. For a band to make it, they need to have their ducks in a row and um, all of their eggs in one basket. Robby Hunter Band has done these things–not recklessly but quietly and methodically. Their music is beach-tinged, summer heaven with hints of Caribbean flare. The video below is funny and self-aware and right in time for the season of the sun. This is music for you to zone out to with a Corona and lime, a bathing suit, and the girl of your dreams. Check it out, and err… dibs on the model in the video.
Hit the jump to read our exclusive interview with the guys where we talk about whether they have ever fought over a girl in real life, what artists they think should be more popular, and future plans for the band. Continue reading “Video Premiere + Interview: Robby Hunter Band – Hard on Me” »
Robby Hunter Band is a trio (Robby, guitar and vocals; Pat Howard, drums; John Coughlin, bass) from Miami that blends hip-hop and funk stylings into an indie rock context. The resulting songs (so far just “Hard on Me” and “Corazón”) are the musical equivalent of a perfect day at the beach: friends, ice cold beverages, sun, sand, volleyball, and an ocean of endless possibilites–wait I’m not done–and at night, a campfire, tents, s’mores, a few more ice cold beverages, fireflies, a clear night sky of endless possibilities, and music. This music. Check it out.
P.S.: “Corazón” sounds a lot like a L’Homme Run track.*
*For those of you who don’t know, L’Homme Run was a side project of Ezra Koenig’s, lead singer of Vampire Weekend, back in college before VW. Actually, Chris Tomson, Vampire Weekend’s drummer, was part of it, too, so you could say it was the precursor to Vampire Weekend.