Oakland, CA’s Adventure Playground Are Bringing The Fun Back; Band Releases Frenetic Debut Single “Alright Already’ + Music Video
Launches Pre-Orders For Upcoming Debut Album
Playing Berkeley’s 924 Gilman This Saturday, Jan 28
Hailing from Oakland, CA, AP is a 5-piece outfit that is turning heads with its catchy hooks and contagious energy.
Formed in 2021 by old friends who were inspired to create a new, unique blend of punky-pop that is now taking the storied East Bay music scene by storm, Adventure Playground is setting its sights on world domination.
The band’s debut single “Alright Already” is out today and offers a glimpse into what listeners can expect from the upcoming debut album.
Frontman Noah St. John’s searing vocal delivery and lyrical dexterity, coupled with the band’s playful and frenetic enthusiasm, perfectly encapsulate what Adventure Playground is all about.
In the video (also premiering today), the boys rock out and goof off at a raging house party; hijinks ensue (complete with fish-eye lenses, bathroom jam sesh, and fiery drum cymbals)– all culminating in a full-on dancefest, that will make you wish you were there.
Stream the single on DSPs: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/adventureplayground/alright-already
Stream the music video on New Noise: https://newnoisemagazine.com/premieres/video-premiere-adventure-playground-alright-already/
Director: James Deangelis
Producer: Griffin Kamm
Directors of Photography: Lukas Zanoli and Nick Vaughn
This weekend (Jan, 28), the band will celebrate the release of the track with a show at legendary Bay Area venue 924 Gilman in Berkeley.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Adventure Playground became fast friends at music summer camp in Cazadero, CA. After graduating high school the group spent the next 10 years spread out around the country honing their craft. While guitarists Isaac Butler-Brown and Ben Klausner and singer Noah St. John wasted their undergraduate years pretending to attend classes at Wesleyan University and playing in much-talked-about college party bands, and drummer John Spencer studied jazz in New York City and infiltrated Brooklyn’s DIY punk scene, bassist Griffin Kamm held it down in the Bay Area making a name for himself as a live video producer.
Finally together again, AP has been creating a reputation for their high energy and impossibly danceable live shows. The members of AP have played a wide range of genres from jazz to psych rock to hip hop and are combining these influences to create a sound that is leaving a lasting impact on all the ears it can find.
AP has recently finished its debut album and is preparing to release it later this year.
Vinyl pre-orders are now available at http://lavasocksrecords.bigcartel.com/product/adventure-playground-alright-already-preorder.
Vocals: Noah St. John
Guitar: Isaac Butler-Brown
Guitar: Ben Klausner
Bass: Griffin Kamm
Drums: John Spencer
The single is featured on Episode 156 of the Nyrdcast Podcast.