Albany’s breakout funkateers Hartley’s Encore are slated to release their eponymous debut EP on April 20, and have released the first single, also titled “Hartley’s Encore,” through NYS Music. The track was written by Hartley’s co-founders Luke Malamood and Christopher Oliver, and the album was recorded and mixed by Alan Evans of Soulive at Iron Wax Recording Studio in Millers Falls, MA.
The refrain “Gonna give you an encore” fits perfectly as the last track of this 6-song EP, a party starter live and sure to leave those enjoying the EP wanting more. Driving horns stand out over a rous built by Luke Malamood’s keys and organ. Sax and trumpet interludes from Jeff Nania and Phil Chow, respectively, keep the flow of this funky number moving, just as your feet and hips will be once you get a taste of this funky troupe’s flavor.
Hartley’s Encore will be released on Friday, April 20, with a Record Release Party on Friday, April 27 at The Hollow in Albany with special guest Victory Soul Orchestra and hosted by Guthrie/Bell Productions. They will also perform at Bowery Electric on May 18 in Manhattan. Pre-order the album now.