Thanks to Sean Horton, I’ve become obsessed with Azari & III. I know I’m late, it’s been over a year since their debut self-titled album came out on Loose Lips. Thankfully, I’m making up for lost time. This album has been playing in my car incessantly. There’s a sexy, timeless quality to this 4-piece group from Toronto, as well as a sassy strut. It’s refreshing to see this crew produce as a band, complete with original vocals, drums and funky basslines. Their track “Reckless (With Your Love)” was a mega hit, cementing a reputation for fierce individuality and classic musical expression.
I hope that one day I’ll see Azari & III live. They are currently a part of the first Sonar North American Tour., with Tiga, Gesaffelstein, Die Antwoord and Seth Troxler among others. This tour has upcoming stops in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Montreal, Boston, Denver, Oakland and La. Head here for more details.
Rumors of a second album have been floating around, and I cannot wait to hear what these guys do next. Now Magazine snagged this quote from Alixander Lanza III on the direction of the next record, ““We’ve grown into more of a monster,”..”We have this big, throbbing Metallica sound. The entity is now bigger than all of us. Before, it was a little more cozy; this one is thundering, spacious and cerebral. It’s an assault on the mind and body.””
– Jimi Jaxon