Popdose introduces you to New York City-based rock band Upright Man.  The trio consists of Aidan Dolan (guitar/vocals), Nick Katz (bass/vocals) and Max Yassky (drums/percussion/background vocals) who met while studying classical music composition at New York University, where they played together on various projects ranging from classical ensembles to rock bands. Their strong writing chemistry spurred the formation of Upright Man. Their  dynamic self-titled debut is due out on August 18th. The ten shimmering tracks were produced by Marc Copely (Roseanne Cash, B.B. King, Billy Squire) and Zev Katz (Jeff Beck, Hall & Oates, Aretha Franklin) and engineered by Bruce Sugar (Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh) at Avatar Studios and Sear Sound in NYC and at Blackbird Studios in Nashville.

This track, which Popdose is pleased to present to you is the band’s first official offering.  About “Say What You Mean” directly from the band:

“We wanted to describe our engagement with technology as if it was a visit to a physical place (which, incidentally, is not easy, as little of the lingo is particularly poetic. I mean what rhymes with modem, for crying out loud?) We all had our own vocal melodies for the chorus and couldn’t decide on which to use, so we sung all of them at the same time and it worked.”

See what you think!

Upright Man’s self-titled debut album will released on Friday, August 18th, 2017





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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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