Plattsburgh, New York 4-piece, Adrian Aardvark, offers a unique brand of rock and roll that is highly energetic, completed with costumes, theatrics, introspective lyrics, and solid grooves.
Dying Optimistically embraces unequivocal passion in an ongoing search for good in the human condition. In the sprightly backdrop of Adrian Aardvark’s songscape, the group strives to atone with the world at large.
Imagine the chaotic energy of The Cramps counterbalanced by the emotive fragility of Daniel Johnston -- battles against anxiety, depression, and sexual identity are contrasted by explorations of romantic love and acceptance of the self, amplified in a wall of energy.
Lush string arrangements, enticing drumming, and anthemic vocals showcase the collaborators’ creative dynamism. The bizarre and loving beauty of this record is visually supplemented by Jon Vermilyea’s surreal album artwork.
Christopher Stott-Rigsbee is an avid supporter of Donate Life America. In 2014 he donated 65% of his liver to bandmate Catherine’s father, George, which saved his life. In 2015 Shannon and Christopher Jay were married and this year Daz Bird has also joined the Stott-Rigsbee household. These events have made the band members and their families intimately close.
Adrian Aardvark has performed with Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Tyler Daniel Bean, Jay Arner, Mary Ocher, Hello Shark, Viking Moses, Lung, Real Live Tigers, Lucid, Joey Agresta, The Big Drops, Troll 2, Lobo Marino, and Assateague, among others.
Epifo Music will release Dying Optimistically on Friday, April 20, 2018. A limited edition vinyl edition will be available online via Bandcamp, adrianaardvark.com
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Epifo Music is a boutique record label, music publisher, and artist development firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, visit epifomusic.com