BAND TOURING WITH HOT MULLIGAN AND BELMONT
FREDO DISCO have premiered the video for “Somebody Else” at Alternative Press. Watch it here.
The video was directed by Michael Herriick.
The band recently signed to the new label Public Consumption Recording Company under Fueled By Ramen and the Elektra Music Group. The band re-released its debut album Very Cool Music for Very Cool People through PCRC on on April 25 with additional songs. The album is available here.
Fredo Disco are currently touring with Hot Mulligan and Belmont. The trek runs through June 2. All remaining dates are below.
If you are unfamiliar with Fredo Disco, here’s a crash course in everything you need to know about this exciting and on-the-verge artist.
The day after Fredo Disco gave up, it all changed. In 2017, high-school songwriter Fredo Fosco (whose name, coupled with a case of iPhone autocorrect, begat the band’s moniker) was posting songs to SoundCloud. His acoustic recordings – later collected on 2017’s school spirit EP – were about as spartan as could be. They were simple voice memo renditions of songs that, despite their lack of polish and production-rich layers, were indelibly captivating.
“I didn’t have access to fancy gear or studio time,” Fosco says. “I just used the tools I had to record the songs I was writing. The EP was very representative of my life at the time.”
A year later, virtually everything was different for Fosco. He was off at college studying business, while Fredo Disco had expanded to a full band — gaining drummer Colin Riordan and guitarist Max King. They released their debut LP, and things had become fast-tracked beyond their dream. Internally, however, Fosco felt the pull of increasing responsibility. He made the decision to put Fredo Disco on hold to focus on his studies. But it turns out the universe had other plans. Literally, the day after mothballing his music, a chance encounter on social media with his now-booking agent pulled him back in and emboldened his desire to pursue the band full-time. Just as quickly as it was gone, Fredo Disco was back.
Overall, the songs carry the acoustic-based honesty and matter-of-fact, idiosyncratic lyricism of school spirit, but they’re souped up with screaming electric guitars and full-band energy that puts Fredo Disco’s blend of emo, pop-punk and indie rock more at home in sweaty rock clubs than teenage bedrooms. Every song is rooted in the same core emotion that made those early SoundCloud recordings so captivating. They’ll never lose the primitive, intimate feeling of a songwriter, acoustic guitar in hand, bearing his heart to a single microphone.
“These songs encapsulate who I am,” Fosco says. “Above anything, I want this band to be human.”
FREDO DISCO ON TOUR:
WITH HOT MULLIGAN + BELMONT:
5/17 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade- Purgatory
5/18 — Orlando, FL — Soundbar
5/19 — Tampa, FL — Crowbar
5/21 — Durham, NC — Motorco Music Hall
5/22 — Richmond, VA — The Camel
5/23 — Baltimore, MD — Metro Gallery
5/24 — Philadelphia, PA — The Foundry @ The Fillmore
5/25 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Bazaar
5/26 — Ashbury Park, NJ — House of Independents
5/28 — Allston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
5/29 — Buffalo, NY — Mohawk Place
5/30 — Toronto, ON — The Hard Luck
5/31 — Lakewood, OH — Mahall’s
6/01 — Lansing, MI — The Loft
6/02 — Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge