Who IS AJR? And how on earth did this new band hook up with Rivers Cuomo? Reasonable questions, with simple answers. It's a great and simple story and I've got it for you right here:
- AJR is a trio of brothers named Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. They are multi-instrumentalists who grew up on the island of Manhattan and traded in their Legos at an early age for musical instruments and singing and rapping lyrics. Their name, simply, is a letter for each brother in the band AJR Adam, Jack, Ryan. Their career started 12 years ago busking in Central and Washington Park in New York.
- AJR is not as unknown and new as we might have first thought. For example: their 2017 self published song and video "Weak" has over 32 million views on YouTube, pretty legit. (check it out below)
- 3. How did these Manhattan brothers come to collaborate with their hero and Alt Rock icon Rivers Cuomo of Weezer? Another remarkably simple answer: Twitter. AJR realized Rivers was following them on Twitter so they reached out and said something like "hey wanna collab?" to which Rivers immediately replied "Oh dude, I love 'Weak' let's jam and write a song together" Aaaand the rest is history, or at least their new song "Sober Up" which you should listen to if you haven't already below:
- Here's my pick of the week: AJR's "Sober Up" (featuring Rivers Cuomo) which you will find on AJR's forthcoming album "The Click" due this June.
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And here's their first song, "Weak"...it's the song that caught Rivers' attention... and it has well over 32 million views.
Grab the song here: iTUNES: http://smarturl.it/AJRTheClickit SPOTIFY: http://smarturl.it/AJRWETspotify ON TOUR: http://www.AJRBrothers.com/tour Check us out everywhere online @AJRBrothers Directed by Shane Drake (c) 2017 AJR Productions LLC