Moon Son (5.13.16)
“They certainly don’t ease you in as a listener- they grab a hold and reel you in quickly. This band is the real deal.” – Elmore Magazine
“The band’s refusal to squeeze into the small box each music genre demands has allowed them to be flexible, experimenting with multiple genres like blues, reggae, and Americana, emitting a smorgasbord of versatile, inspiring sounds.” – Elmore Magazine
“The Lawsuits have created a unique visual experience, and you’ll want to immerse yourselves in the 360° view on your phones.” – Speakers In Code
“The Lawsuits successfully managed to create a perfect balance in their album.” – THAT MAG
“With a fearless approach to music, the group doesn’t follow traditional rules of genre, pulling inspiration from blues to reggae, Americana to gospel, to make a sound that is effortless and beautiful.” – Guitar World
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For years, Philadelphia’s The Lawsuits have been known for a sound that cannot be pigeonholed into one genre. There is something to be said about a band that has been creating music together as long as The Lawsuits have. With that longevity comes a sort of comfort and understanding for both themselves, and the listener. “Moon Son”, the band’s second full length release, and Randm Records debut, showcases years of blending each other’s influences and sounds to create something wholly their own. They have spent their music careers up to this point dipping their toes in multiple sounds and styles to create this very identity. With a nostalgic nod to the greats of the past and a dash of modern productions and self-awareness, laced with sweeping harmonies: this is The Lawsuits.
Formed after songwriter Brian Dale Allen Strouse was introduced to vocalist Vanessa Winters & bassist Brendan Cunningham through a mutual friend, The Lawsuits then recruited fellow Temple alum, drummer Josh Friedman. Guitarist Joe Bisirri joined during the making of the groups’ first full length, ‘Cool Cool Cool’, which was produced by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man). The album’s first single, ‘Onion’, was chosen as #22 of Daytrotter’s 300 Best Songs of 2013.