The Endangered EP is the first from Los Angeles’ The Endangered. This five track EP showcases the band’s range of influences from Rock to Vintage Soul and Jazz. The band’s guitarist Nick Block and drummer Gene Coye met while attending California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and soon found bassist Frank Abraham and singer Maiya Sykes to start writing songs for other artists. According to guitarist Block, “we’d established a unique sound based on the eclectic mix of all our personal influences and realized it made more sense to depart from the concept of selling our recordings for other artists to cover, and embrace the idea of making a true band out of the relationship the four of us developed as writers.” The EP was produced by Steven Miller who is most known for his work with Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews Band.
RIYL: Raphael Saadiq, The Roots, Mayer Hawthorne, Jill Scott, THEESatisfaction
Recommended tracks: #1 “Broke Heart”, #2 “Calling On You”