Modern Andy Opens The Door To New Beginnings

The St. Louis DJ and multi-instrumentalist changes his tune on his debut EP.

Modern Andy’s 15 minutes of fame are off to a good start with his new single Beginnings — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The opening track from the singer-songwriter’s debut Self-Titled EP, Beginnings attempts to answer the age-old musical question: What would happen if you held a radio frequency amplifier to an Andy Warhol painting so the great pop art of the mid-20th century could come alive and sing?

Modern Andy is the creation of Eric Paul Tutskey, a multi-instrumentalist and genre-fluid musician in St. Louis. Drawing inspiration from the late, great Warhol, his Modern Andy character aims to poke fun at pop music while using it as a creative vessel for satire. This EP is Modern Andy’s story, providing a soundtrack to his “15 minutes of fame” journey.

“The only requirement I made of myself for this EP was to push myself into new uncomfortable areas to grow as a musician and to hone my craft as a songwriter,” says Tutskey. “I was sick of being labeled a DJ so I decided to only play live instruments on this EP without the use of loops, click tracks or anything pre-produced.

“I am a self-taught musician and I pride myself on this fact. I played 12 different instruments on this EP. I self produced the EP, I was the recording engineer on the EP and the songwriter for all the songs. Needless to say, it was an exhausting endeavour and one that made me a much stronger songwriter.”

Two of the tracks (The Other Side and Hazel Eyes) feature the stunning vocal stylings of Cara Ristau, who adds a female perspective to Modern Andy’s story, and another view of his journey through the construct of relationships and living life amongst others, both in the physical realm and the ethereal.

Modern Andy’s sound is derived from a combination of analog instruments and recording techniques fused with electronic music roots, giving each release its own heartbeat. With a background in audio engineering, television broadcast, and event production, Modern Andy is driven to create songs that are hand-tailored, aesthetically precise, and imaginative, creating a deeply personal listening experience for everyone.

Watch the video for Beginnings above, check out Self-Titled below, and find Modern Andy at his website and Facebook.