Recently joining the Ropeadope Records roster, Escaper blends soaring melodies provided by Will Hanza (guitars) with funk-laced rhythms laid down by Andrew Nesbitt (drums) and Jay Giacomazzo. Weaving through this sound are the intricate yet lyrical textures of Adam Ahuja (keys) and Johnny Butler (sax). The album was engineered and co-produced by John Davis (Lettuce, Brad Mehldau, Black Keys)
The members are all experienced musicians, cutting their jibs with groups like Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Breakneck Boys, and even Beyonce. Band members have played everywhere from Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam and Catskill Chill to Brooklyn Bowl and The Blue Note Jazz Club. As Escaper, the band has already shared the stage with notable acts such as Aqueous, Jimkata, G-Nome Project and label mates The Flowdown.
Escaper are set to release their debut album, Skeleton Key, on May 12, 2017 via Ropeadope Records. Glide is premiering the encapsulating instrumental”Lighthouse” off of Skeleton Key. By combining fusion elements with modern break beats and a tightness reserved for veteran bands, Escaper hits their unique style on all cylinders. With their respective prior band experiences, lets just say Escaper might be the product of all things good.
Coming off their most recent single, “Mutiny,” Escaper stays with the nautical theme with “Lighthouse” explains Hanza. “We have overcome the forces that had confined us, taken control of the ship, and now come to the lighthouse, which is an analogy for enlightenment. With this light, we may traverse space and time, instead of merely crashing into the rocky shore.”
This Friday May 12th, Escaper celebrates their record release show at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. Tickets are still available here! Check out Escaper (below) recently performing “Lighthouse” live at the Brooklyn Bowl…