New Hampshire jammers Andrew North and the Rangers just released their debut full-length LP, Phosphorescent Snack, on July 30, and celebrate with their Massachusetts record release concert at The Sanctuary in Maynard, MA on September 24. The 12-song release showcases the band’s genre-bending style and whimsical sense of humor. The album captures the diversity of the band’s styles, from instrumental jazz (Smoke and Mirrors) to straight ahead rock (Electrostatic Chills) and funky jams (Chicken in the Backyard). It’s off-beat but accessible and fun, and it's clear that these are serious musicians that don’t take themselves too seriously.
“We made this on our own in a garage. We are just having so much fun right now, and that really comes through in the tracks” says North. “I took a long time off from making music, and I never thought I would get a band this good together and put out an album like this. It’s just so awesome!”
Andrew North (keys, vocals), Dale Grant (drums, vocals), Chip Spangler (bass, vocals), and Rob O’Brien (brass) are small-town friends brought together by an adventurous approach to music. The quartet span different ages, hometowns, and musical backgrounds, but they hit it off quickly at local open-mic nights. Over 3 years together they have honed their craft, drawing from the technical fireworks of classic rock, the spontaneity of jazz, the light-hearted fun of the jam scene, and even the intricate passages of classical composition. Phosphorescent Snack showcases their genre-bending style and whimsical sense of humor. It’s a reminder that amazing things can come from unlikely places.