“One Of These Days – EP” is the new release, which marks a year of growth and change for the Minneapolis sibling band
Mari, Matt, and Jake Abdo, are the siblings who are LYNHURST. The band is named after the South Minneapolis Park and neighborhood where they grew up. After a year of touring, writing, and recording, LYNHURST delivers a 5 song EP titled “One Of These Days.” Mari, 21 recently stepped out from behind the drums to take over lead vocals. Matt, 24 sings, plays keys and guitar, and Jake, 25 plays bass and sings. Ed Hermanek emigrated from Chicago and stepped in as the band’s new drummer. “It’s really a new band with a new vibe and attitude, “says Mari. “It’s easier for me to connect with the audience from the front and it is very exciting!”
LYNHURST’S first album Field Day (2009) earned them respect as a serious young band. The album garnered them attention from established artists and music industry insiders who encouraged the siblings to travel to Los Angeles to co-write with accomplished writers. “One Of These Days” is the result of songs written in sunny California and recorded in snowy Minneapolis this past winter. The title track is a summer-romp. “Feels Like Falling” was co-written with L.A. based producer/writer Matthew Puckett who co-produced the EP with the band. “Runaway” is a rocker co-written with Jonny Lang with Matt’s guitar solo paying homage to Jonny’s early licks. “We Changed” is about a deteriorating relationship. The EP is capped with a neo-70’s treatment of the Cardigan’s 1990’s hit “Lovefool” which serves as a showcase for the band’s classic pop-rock influences.
After leaving college, the LYNHURST members toured the country a few times and tested their mettle by playing all types of places from crusty rock clubs to high-profile gigs opening for Sheryl Crow, Ingrid Michealson, Owl City, Amos Lee and others. “We had to find out if we could handle the realities of the job,” says Matt, “Sharing a car for thousands of miles is not like living together at home. Now it’s about writing better and better songs and improving our game on stage. The new recordings and new live show are all about this.”
LYNHURST continues to perform nationally in support of “One Of These Days.” Jake notes, “We are committed to our music and to each other. The band knows that keeping three different sibling personalities together is a benefit and a challenge. We keep at it and encourage each other because we love the job and know we can make it – one of these days.”
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