Official press release:
Rochester, NY’s Mrs. Skannotto have recently changed their name to Burn It Up, and will be playing a handful of shows this July and August (see below).
Fusing elements of alternative rock, reggae, punk and ska, Rochester, NY’s Burn It Up is a band that is hard to classify. The 6-piece’s distinct sound reflects the eclectic musical backgrounds and styles of each band member and their shared influences such as The Police, Sublime, RX Bandits and Goldfinger.
Vocalist Joe Harmon explains:
“We spend a lot of time trying to explore the boundaries of what genres like ska, reggae, rock and punk can do, mixing in elements of jazz, funk, and classic and progressive rock. We all have a wide range of tastes and influences, and bring those influences in to the writing process and our performances.”
Formed by members of club favorite Mrs. Skannotto, which went on to release 3 full-lengths and tour with the likes of Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, Reel Big Fish, The Toasters, Flatfoot 56, and A Wilhelm Scream, Burn It Up will release its debut LP later this year.
Fans of Mrs. Skannotto will be pleased to know that this new incarnation of the band will pick up where it left off on 2014’s Outlier LP.
Bassist Dan Carter says:
“The focus is on tight compositions, and further developing new ground explored on the last album. The music itself is different. We keep evolving musically.”
Stream below in full via Bandcamp.
7/19 – Akron, OH | Annabell’s Lounge
7/20 – Buffalo, NY | The Gypsy Parlor
7/21 – Rochester, NY | Flour City Station
8/10 – Buffalo, NY | Mohawk Place
8/12 – Rochester, NY | Three Heads Brewery
Burn It Up is:
Joe Harmon – vocals
Mike Frederick – guitars
Dan Carter – bass
Justin Lloyd – trumpet
Evan Dobbins – trombone
Alex Bochetto – drums