"We are here to save the world one rhythmic blip at a time." The tongue-in-cheek manifesto of Chicago-based electronic duo A&R may sound like an Atlas-caliber burden they've elected to bear, but such a statement is indicative of their good-natured work ethic that fuels a prolific output of material. Displaying a pension for sonic depth and diversity that ranges from haunting earthly melodies to stratospheric dance grooves, coupled with a lyrical prowess that is certain to engage both your intellect and your soul, A&R aims to be at once a soothing partner in your loneliest moments and a soundtrack for the best of your bad decisions.
Born from a three-year stint as guitarist and lead singer, respectively, in the indie rock group Welcome to Cambridge, Alex Kramer and Rocko Rochee emerged onto the scene with their songwriting chemistry already well-honed. They have an affinity for collaboration with anyone from rappers to cellists to guest vocalists, often featuring these artists during their concerts, along with live drummers. Drawing from a wide range of influences, A&R's fashion-forward style ensures their inherent timelessness remains on the cutting edge.