Underwater Country Club
Name: Andrew D. Robinson
Hometown: Briele Road, New Jersey
Board?: Only when I have nothing to do.
Art?: Pablo and just about anything French
Music?: Marie Laforte, Arcade Fire, Of Montreal, Modest Mouse, Spoon and everything no one’s heard of yet
Least Favorite Thing: Turtleing
Most Favorite Thing: Major Sevenths
Influences: I rely on brutal honesty.
Qoute: “there are no dirty words…ever.” Leaonard Cohen
Music?:Underwater Country Club
Least Favorite Thing: Bathroom Talk
Most Favorite Thing: Tempur-pedic Mattress
Influences: Samuel Beam, Julian Casablancas, The Smiths, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kevin Barnes, and local music
Quote: “love, it runs its course, and leaves you washed ashore scared of swimming”
Thoughts on Cilantro: why? Found in Mexican food I think. Cilantro is good
Bio: New Jersey’s own songwriters Andrew and Skip Robinson began playing together while attending Christian Brothers Academy, an all boy’s prep school in Lincroft, New Jersey. In a school that honed it’s focus on educating future business leaders, the duo have said that the lack of creative diversity was one of the primary catalysts in pursuing original music early on. The two used the time to develop their songwriting drawing from influences in experimental rock such as Modest Mouse, The Dirty Projectors and Of Montreal. Andrew Robinson (20) has been described by his band as “a strange kid trying really hard to be normal”. As the primary lyricist and lead singer, Andrew has been said to derive much of his inspiration from singers such as Win Butler, and Zach Condon. Skip Robinson compliments his brother with an energy that ignites each song. Skip’s musicianship as well as singing and songwriting provide the group with a perfect balance of creativity and musicianship. With the help of producer Jon Leidersdorff of Lakehouse Music , the two first entered the recording studio in 2008. Since then, the boys have used their time to continue touring. With the help of musicians Brendon Pierson and Tom Dazell, The Underwater Country Club have continued to increase their creative dynamic as well as local popularity. The boys have recently recorded their first full length record “For Lack of a better word, I think I love you” that was released December 2010.