Guest Author - Danielle Crowe
As an Italian/Canadian band based in Bologna, Italy, A Classic Education are in a class that is uniquely all their own. With a psychedelic indie pop classification, their sound has a relaxed “California” vibe with meaningful lyrics and great melodies.
Formed in 2007, A Classic Education is made up of musicians Jonathan Clancy (vocals, guitar), Luca Mazzieri (guitar), Paul Pieretto (bass), Giulia Mazza (organ, keyboard), and Frederico Oppi (drums). Since coming together as a musical group, A Classic Education has been signed to Lefse, a California record label, as well as released two EPs and one LP.
A Classic Education’s debut EP was titled “First EP,” which included a collection of songs from their first year together as a band. Their second EP, released on September 21, 2010, was titled “Hey There Stranger” and their debut LP was released on October 24, 2011 and titled “Call It Blazing.”
With a mixture of dreamy guitars, sixties melodies, psych-pop, garage beats and classic song writing, A Classic Education continues to carry a humble yet determined attitude and professionalism about them. Along with their impeccably crafted pop songs, the fearless indie pop musical outfit creates lush harmonies and evocative lyrics in all their recordings.
Inspired by classical “old time radio” songs, such as those found in the 50s and 60s era (specifically the psychedelic era…), A Classic Education has the talent and ability to fuse reverb-drenched guitars with lazy melodies and deep lyrics. Songs like “Night Owl,” which is a dreamy, epic waltz that is sure to get stuck in your head, and “Forever Boy,” a meaningful song about a boy running away are two small examples of the blooming future that this band is sure to have. I personally love A Classic Education’s music, and I’m sure you will too.
For more information on A Classic Education, visit their website at www.aclassiceducation.com for band news, music recordings, interesting videos and upcoming tour dates, or check them out on Facebook and Twitter.