Have You Heard: Papadosio

If Lotus and STS9 were to have a love child out of wedlock, that beautiful bastard would be Papadosio.

In only four years since their inception Papadosio has created an original sound and established a great reputation through their impressive live shows.

Whether they are mixing rock with electric stylings or jazz with thick-house bass grooves their sound is intriguing, captivating, and addictive.

When I first discovered them after the release of their debut album, Magreenery, I was amazed by their diversity on the album. With the eclectic mix of the calm rock jam “The Big Smile”, the funky groove on “PhDeez”, and full on electronic ragers like “Polygons” I instantly became a fan.

2008 saw the release of their four track EP By The Light Of The Stars. Entirely produced by the band themselves for the fans, it is available for free from their website. With its infectious grooves and smooth guitar and keyboard solos it is a much appreciated fan favorite.

Upon the release of their sophomore effort Observations in late 2009, Papadosio really came into their own and started to receive the attention they deserve. With impressive jams like “Snorkle”, mezmerizing grooves and Nirvana-esque riffs on “Giving You Up”, and my personal favorites, instant electronic classic “Night Colors” and “Smile And Nod”, Observations pushed Papadosio onto the festival scene.

This summer Papadosio has already performed impressive sets at Summer Camp, and Desiderata, and still has upcoming slots set for All Good, Forecastle, Camp Bisco, Floyd Fest 9, Summerdance III, Bear Creek, and Camp Barefoot.

Perhaps most impressive is their own festival, Rootwire, set for August 6-8 in Logan, OH. The line-up also features the likes of The Flow Trio, The Werks, The Macpodz, UV Hippo, EP3, and more. Pre-sale tickets can currently be purchased for only $50–until July 15th–through the festival’s website.

Be sure to catch up with Papadosio somewhere along the road for an impressive live show that showcases their chemistry and skills in ways an album cannot capture.