In 2017, high-school songwriter Fredo Fosco began uploading songs to SoundCloud, and due to autocorrect constantly correcting his last name to Disco, Fredo Disco was born. These recordings were acoustic and later coupled together for 2017’s school spirit, and hooked in fans due to his simple voice and captivating storytelling.
“I didn’t have access to fancy gear or studio time,” Fosco says. “I just used the tools I had to record the songs I was writing. The EP was very representative of my life at the time.”
Fast forward a year, and so much has changed for Fosco. He’s currently studying business in college, and has recruited drummer Colin Riordan and guitarist Max King to round out Fredo Disco as a full band. However, there were doubts about the band and a feeling of responsibility, so Fosco decided to put the band on hold. However, this didn’t last too long: the day after making this decision, Fosco met his now booking agent on social media and got pulled right back in. His desire to pursue music full-time was back.
Fredo Disco self-released Very Cool Music for Very Cool People and continued their ascension with a growing fan base. the album continues the acoustic-based and matter-of-fact, idiosyncratic honesty of school spirit, but turned up a notch. There’s loud electric guitars, and a layer of full-band energy that blends emo, pop-punk, and indie-rock not unlike contemporaries Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms. No matter how big the project grows or polished Fredo Disco gets, there’s destined to always be that same intimate feeling that was first established on school spirit.
Earlier his year, it was announced that Fredo Disco had signed to Public Consumption Recording Company under Fueled by Ramen and the Elektra Music Group. They re-released Very Cool Music for Very Cool People on April 25h with a few additional songs, and this can still be picked up here. But now, they are ready to display their songwriter in another form: an acoustic EP.
The appropriately titled The (Very Cool) Acoustic EP will be out tomorrow, September 20th via Public Consumption Recording Company, but Substream is excited to be bringing you an exclusive premiere of the EP in full today.
“All of the songs on VCMFVCP were originally written to be played acoustically. After touring and playing around with them as a full band for months on end, we decided to go back into the studio and re-record some of our favorite tracks with the OG Fredo Disco setup: cajon, guitar, and vocals,” Fosco tells Substream regarding the creation of this EP. “It was awesome to have the ability to revisit things we felt should be changed in certain songs after sitting on them for a while, we hope you enjoy The (Very Cool) Acoustic EP as much as we do!”
Check out the full stream for yourself below.
Fredo Disco is getting ready to hit the road this fall with Tiny Moving Parts and Standard. All of those tour dates can be found below.