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Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:33 am

Boulder, CO based funk trio Envy Alo is set to release their debut EP “One Time” on Tuesday, March 22nd via iTunes, Spotify, and CDBaby. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The single, “Bodzinger”, will be released a week or so prior to the EP release. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

“One Time” was recorded, produced, and mixed at Silo Sound Recording Studio in Denver, CO by recording engineer Todd Divel. Post-production and mastering was completed at PlayOnBrother Studios in Hatfield, MA by acclaimed drummer and recording engineer Alan Evans of Soulive.

The band is currently preparing for their “One Time” Tour, with a slew of dates across the Front Range, the Rockies, and more to be announced in the coming weeks! You can catch Envy Alo playing your town on these dates:

It never ceases to amaze me what three people can do with a guitar, drums and a Hammond organ…I can't wait to see what these cats come up with next!” – Alan Evans, Soulive

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 6:29 am

Boulder, CO based power trio Envy Alo is set to release their first full-length LP “Live at the Boulder Theater”on July 28th via Spotify and iTunes.

CLICK HERE FOR A SNEEK PEEK LISTEN: LIVE AT THE BOULDER THEATER

Recorded on 5/27/17 during a headlining performance at the historic hometown venue, “Live at the Boulder Theater” captures the versatility and infectious energy of Envy Alo. The up-tempo performance stays true to the group’s minimalistic trio sound—Aaron Pettine on keyboards, Kevin Hinder on guitar, and Nate Etter on drums.

Instrumental funk ditties pad the setlist (“Tantronious,” “Prom King,” “Just a Fad”), yet Hinder takes on lead vocals during the opening “Wastin’ Time” and the reggae-tinged “When I Play” while Pettine does the same on “Once.” Choice covers include the fusion of Jeff Beck’s “You Know What I Mean,” a Krasno-esque take of the Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” and the Led Zeppelin deep cut “The Wanton Song” to end the show.

Formed in the fall of 2015, Envy Alo has drawn comparisons to jazz-funk trio Soulive (drummer Alan Evan’s mastered the band’s debut EP “One Time”) and the concise, catchy funk recipe of Vulfpeck. The sound is built on the foundation of double duty keyboardist Aaron Pettine, who plays punchy bass leads on his left hand while adding tasteful Hammond organ with his right. Locked in with the syncopated style of drummer Nate Etter, the two create an environment ripe for the chops of guitarist Kevin Hinder. Hinder’s bright tone and unapologetic creativity, fine-tuned in the halls of James Madison University’s School of Music, brings to mind elements of jazz pioneers John Scofield and Jimmy Herring.

Envy Alo will be announcing a string of fall dates in support of “Live at the Boulder Theater,” building on a year that has included Front Range shows with Marco Benevento and jam up-in-comers Cycles.

It never ceases to amaze me what three people can do with a guitar, drums and a Hammond organ…I can't wait to see what these cats come up with next!!” – Alan Evans, Soulive

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 1:14 pm

Envy Alo, a six-piece funk outfit based in Boulder, CO, is set to release a new full-length LP “Cruise Control” on September 14, 2018. In partnership with Denver’s Renegade Brewing Company, the band will launch a curated beer called “Envy Brut IPA” during an Album Release Party at Renegade’s Denver taproom on Friday, September 14.

Recorded live in one take at Camera Jams Studio in Arvada, CO, the 12-track “Cruise Control” is the band’s sophomore full-length album following “Live at Boulder Theater” in 2017. In the year since their last release, Envy Alo has transformed from an organ-driven trio of Aaron Pettine on keys, Kevin Hinder on guitar, and Nate Etter on drums into a powerhouse six-piece with the additions of vocalist Callie Morrocco, bassist Karl Summers, and saxophonist Kevin Supina.

“Cruise Control” fully captures the band’s live experience, ranging from extended jams like the ten-minute odyssey “Just A Fad” and the driving “Tantronius” to the concise opening single “Prom Queen” that is reminiscent of catchy modern funk acts like Vulfpeck. “Either Day” briefly takes the band into rag-tag country territory, while Morrocco’s sultry vocals shine on the R&B ballad “Tigress.” Throughout, the band shows a unique ability to collectively improvise, driven by the searing solo work of Hinder on guitar and Supina on saxophone and EWI. “Cruise Control” finds the revamped project firing on all cylinders, offering listeners a cohesive collection that will please pop, funk, or jam sensibilities alike.

“Cruise Control” will be released, along with “Envy Brut IPA,” on September 14 during an Album Release Party at Renegade Brewing Company in Denver from 6-9 pm. The Brut IPA is a collaboration between the brewery and the band that will offer drinkers a crisp, champagne-like ale with a distinct hop finish. The beer will be available for a limited time at Renegade’s Denver tap room on 9th Avenue.

Envy Alo will continue to play shows in support of “Cruise Control” through the end of the year, including a support slot for Dopapod guitarist Rob Compa’s Birthday Hang at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on October 12.