So we've been keeping tabs on the breezy, summery sounds of GRAND RESORT ever since we first posted glistening debut single "Microscopic" in February. Since then we've witnessed 20-year-old Andres M. Pichardo's efforts evolve from a solo guitar/laptop project based out of his old Brookline apartment to a full-on four-piece Brooklyn-based band that's now signed a record deal with Detroit-based indie label DiscAu.
Back in February we got all doe-eyed over GRAND RESORT, the breezy electronic pop solo project of a young man named Andres M. Pichardo, who was splitting time between attending classes at the New England Institute of Art and interning at Manhattan’s Flux recording and mixing facility.
A few days after we made his debut single “Microscopic” our Mp3 of the Week, he left his apartment in Brookline (he's originally from the Dominican Republic) and set up camp in Brooklyn, coming back to Boston a few days a week to finish up school.
Within the first few chilled-out electronic-pop chimes of GRAND RESORT’s riveting debut single “Microscopic,” you can almost huff the fumes of the Fung Wah carrying Andres M. Pichardo away from Boston and into the bloggy-buzz clutches of New York City. The 19-year-old Brookline lad and native of the Dominican Republic was already splitting time between education here at the New England Institute of Art and an internship at Manhattan’s Flux recording and mixing facility before making the permanent Dirty Apple leap just last week.
Was just on WFNX a few minutes ago, talking about a few bedroom pop tracks that have been showing up with regularity on my Boston Accents playlist. After Dom created "Living In America" on the strength of a computer program, a pink paisley guitar and his beautiful musical mind, one-man-jams are all the rage. We guess.