Long Beach, CA’s Manuel The Band. have just released their debut album, ‘Room for Complication.’
Frontman Manuel Grajeda says, “One thing I love about this band is the ability of all the players to take what was initially an acoustic song and bring more life to it through instrumentation and composition.”
Regarding the new single “Breathe” Manuel says, “The song itself tells a story. The chorus is about being close to someone physically and feeling that person next to you.”
Emerging from Long Beach, CA the alternative rock/pop/jam/Americana group was founded by songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Manuel Grajeda. Described as “a breath of fresh air” by Julie Montante of Coachella Valley Weekly, Manuel The Band has fused an unorthodox range of instruments not normally seen in the pop-music genre.
Manuel The Band has made an impression on the Southern California music scene with a unique sound stemming from influences such as John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band and Young the Giant. The band’s lineup consists of Brandon
Charlesworth (Drums), George Madrid (Pedal Steel), Richard Fernandez (Trombone), Kevin Nowacki (Bass), and Matt Kalin (Saxophone).
Manuel The Band’s first single “Casual Love” achieved positive reviews from Ear to Ground Music and Buzz Music LA, describing it as “distinctly modern with clear tone and clever lyrics.” “Casual Love” was recorded by Shea Thompson of Sonic Rockets Studio, mixed by Eric Corne, and mastered by Mark Chalecki.
Their previous single, “Strong Independent Woman” achieved great success amongst reviewers as well, describing it as “warm and inviting” and a demonstration of “the band’s connection” (Buzz Music LA).
Manuel The Band’s energetic live show has brought them to stages such as Music Tastes Good Festival, NAMM 2019, House of Blues, Jam in the Van, Pappy and Harriet’s, and The Hotel Cafe to name a few. They have shared the stage with the likes of James Blake, New Order, Joey Bada$$, Matt Costa and The Church.
Check out the music video for the song “Casual Love” here: https://youtu.be/Aba28rXKK7Y
Manuel The Band on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/