Since their inception in late 2015, Denver Colorado’s Envy Alo has been hard at work crafting their unique brand of Cookin’ Boogaloo Funk, complete with soulful grooves, sultry vocals, and fresh songwriting. Over this period of time the group has evolved from a traditional organ-trio to a six-piece powerhouse of funk that keeps bodies moving night after night.
Envy Alo is Aaron Pettine on Keyboards, Kevin Hinder on Guitar/Vocals, Nate Etter on Drums, Karl Summers on Bass, Kevin Supina on Saxophone/Vocals, and Callie Morrocco on Lead Vocals.
Following up a huge year which saw the sextet debut at Summer Camp Music Festival and share the stage with the likes of the String Cheese Incident and the Motet at Colorado Kind Festival, the band released their first full-length studio album “Cruise Control” in September 2018. “Cruise Control” finds the revamped project firing on all cylinders, offering listeners a cohesive collection that will please pop, funk, or jam sensibilities alike.
Whether you catch Envy Alo playing all over their home state of Colorado, travelling in support of acts like Marco Benevento, Orgone, Ghost Light and others, or gracing a festival stage near you, make sure you bring your party pants and your dancing shoes as the band ships it into 2019!
ENVY ALO TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “CRUISE CONTROL” ON SEPTEMBER 14
Envy Alo, a six-piece funk outfit based in Boulder, CO, is set to release a new full-length LP “Cruise Control” on September 14, 2018. In partnership with Denver’s Renegade Brewing Company, the band will launch a curated beer called “Envy Brut IPA” during an Album Release Party at Renegade’s Denver taproom on Friday, September 14.
Recorded live in one take at Camera Jams Studio in Arvada, CO, the 12-track “Cruise Control” is the band’s sophomore full-length album following “Live at Boulder Theater” in 2017. In the year since their last release, Envy Alo has transformed from an organ-driven trio of Aaron Pettine on keys, Kevin Hinder on guitar, and Nate Etter on drums into a powerhouse six-piece with the additions of vocalist Callie Morrocco, bassist Karl Summers, and saxophonist Kevin Supina.
“Cruise Control” fully captures the band’s live experience, ranging from extended jams like the ten-minute odyssey “Just A Fad” and the driving “Tantronius” to the concise opening single “Prom Queen” that is reminiscent of catchy modern funk acts like Vulfpeck. “Either Day” briefly takes the band into rag-tag country territory, while Morrocco’s sultry vocals shine on the R&B ballad “Tigress.” Throughout, the band shows a unique ability to collectively improvise, driven by the searing solo work of Hinder on guitar and Supina on saxophone and EWI. “Cruise Control” finds the revamped project firing on all cylinders, offering listeners a cohesive collection that will please pop, funk, or jam sensibilities alike.
“Cruise Control” will be released, along with “Envy Brut IPA,” on September 14 during an Album Release Party at Renegade Brewing Company in Denver from 6-9 pm. The Brut IPA is a collaboration between the brewery and the band that will offer drinkers a crisp, champagne-like ale with a distinct hop finish. The beer will be available for a limited time at Renegade’s Denver tap room on 9th Avenue.
Envy Alo will continue to play shows in support of “Cruise Control” through the end of the year, including a support slot for Dopapod guitarist Rob Compa’s Birthday Hang at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on October 12.
Envy Alo, COJam: The Colorado Jam Scene's Featured Artist of the Month, May 2016!
We are so lucky to have been featured in COJam: The Colorado Jam Scene's website as the featured artist for the month of May 2016!
Check it out! cojam.net/
About Boulder Featured Artist for April: Envy Alo
We were featured as the April Artist of the month in AboutBoulder.com!
Check out the article written by Kelsey Hahn here: http://aboutboulder.com/blog/featured-artist-envy-alo/
Envy Alo EP Release Grateful Web
Grateful Web Feature: http://www.gratefulweb.com/topics/envy-alo
Boulder, CO based funk trio Envy Alo is set to release their debut EP “One Time” on Tuesday, March 22nd via iTunes, Spotify, and CDBaby. The single, “Bodzinger”, is being released on Grateful Web exclusively prior to the full EP release, CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.
Envy Alo Featured in BolderBeat
Envy Alo was featured in Boulder's top online music blog, Bolderbeat!
We are so stoked to announce that we are going into KMGLife Studios in Boulder, CO at the end of January 2016 to begin work on our debut EP! We will be providing more details as they unfold, but we are hoping to get the tracking done that weekend, and have the EP slated to release in March or early April.