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Nov 26, 2018

Andorra is an alternative rock band from Philadelphia, PA. Formed in 2010, this well-established group consists of guitarist and vocalist Kevin McCall, drummer Jordan Petrellis, bassist and vocalist Michael Trycieckyj, and guitarist Dante DiLoreto. Known for sporting their signature beards, Andorra has been heavily featured on Philadelphia’s own Radio 104.5 and WMMR, winning the Local Shots Artist of the Month from the latter in November 2018. As a staple of the Philly rock scene, the band has played numerous venues, including the Grape Room, the Barbary, MilkBoy, Connie’s Ric Rac, and even Xfinity Live. Andorra sites Pearl Jam as one of their biggest influences.

Over the last few years, Andorra’s released a lot of new music. Their debut album Etc, Etc, Etc... was released in 2015, followed up with the album What You Wanted, What You Got in 2017, in addition to several singles and EP’s in between. A well-received song off their debut album is “Tell Me Father,” which seamlessly blends alternative and garage rock combined with catchy hooks into an immediate staple. Andorra’s second album comes with two singles, “Four Corners” and “Indian Queen.” The band’s Pearl Jam influence is apparent on “Four Corners,” which takes influence from rock music of the 90s while still putting an original spin on it, complete with excellent work on distorted guitars. “Indian Queen” also makes good use of guitar effects, with the rhythm parts sounding similar to something the Strokes would do. There’s also some very relatable lyrical content in this song.

Recently, Andorra worked with Broad Street Beard Co. to create and launch a new beard oil themed after the band. To promote the product and raise money for CHOP, they played a show at Bourbon & Branch in Philly on November 24th. The show, hosted by Cole Selleck of Radio 104.5, featured a stacked lineup of Leo Moon, Summer Scouts, and Evergo. Andorra also recently played a short set on 104.5’s weekly Live At 5. Keep looking out for Andorra as the bearded alt rockers continue to make their mark on the Philly music scene.

Steven Giller

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