Andy Frasco & The U.N. have announced the coming arrival of their latest LP, Wash, Rinse, Repeat. The album, due out on April 8th, 2022, was produced by Chris Carraba (Dashboard Confessional), Nathaniel Motte (3oh!3), Kenny Carkeet (AWOLNATION), Eric Krasno (Ledisi, Tedeschi Trucks Band), and Justin Osborne (Susto).
The video for the upbeat title track gives viewers a peek at the not-so-subtle domestic bliss shared by a giant, emoji-style eggplant and his peach companion. Nice. Beneath the attention-grabbing visual gimmick, however, is touching story of companionship through tough times.
The clip, directed/produced by Dani Barbieri and starring Chris Brouwers as the Frasco Eggplant and Casey Dworkin as the Peach, follows the couple through the highs and lows of cohabitation in Brooklyn in the age of COVID. Day by day, they learn to live together, learn to live with themselves and, eventually, help each other rediscover the outside world once again.
As Frasco said of the track, “‘Wash, Rinse, Repeat’ the single is about the PTSD of being in your house for too long. We forgot who we were before this pandemic. Now that we are slowly coming out of this, it’s time to follow our dreams again. Get outside, explore, maybe fall in Love with someone or ourselves again. The Renaissance is around the corner.”
[Photo: Andrew Hutchins]
That same process of stasis and rediscovery is at the core of the new LP. “This album means a lot to me because it sparked new ideas of what life is about. I’ve been on tour for so long that I have never been in my house for this long ever. I got sad, I got confused, I got existential because all these feelings were new,” Andy explained. “Normally I can run away to the next town, see new things and distract myself if I’m feeling sad or depleted. But during this pandemic I really had to stay at home, live with the demons in my head and figure them out myself. Through this, I found who I am and what I like a little more as I’m getting older.
“I’m just trying to be friends with my brain again,” he added.
Watch the video for “Wash, Rinse, Repeat” by Andy Frasco & The U.N. below and pre-save the album on the platform of your choice here.
Andy Frasco & The U.N. – “Wash, Rinse, Repeat” (Official Video)
Andy Frasco & The U.N. 2022 Tour Dates
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2/11 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
2/19 – Sweetwater Brewing Company – Atlanta, GA
2/26 – Gasparilla Music Festival – Tampa, FL
4/5 – State Theatre – State College, PA +
4/6 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH +
4/7 – Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY +
4/8 – The Bluestone – Columbus, OH +
4/9 – The Majestic – Detroit, MI +
4/10 – Bell’s Back Room – Kalamazoo, MI
4/13 – Roxian Theatre – McKees Rocks, PA +
4/14 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD +
4/15 – Putnam Place – Saratoga Springs, NY
4/16 – Infinity Music Hall – Hartford, CT
4/17 – The National – Richmond, VA +
4/20 – Beer City – Oklahoma City, OK
4/22 – TACAW – Basalt, CO
4/24 – Hill Fest 2022 – Eden, UT
5/5 – Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA
5/26 – 5/29 – Rooster Walk – Martinsville, VA
5/27 – 5/30 – Arise Music Festival – Loveland, CO
5/27 – 5/29 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL
6/16 – 6/19 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
6/18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (supporting Umphrey’s McGee) – Morrison, CO
7/7 – 7/9 – 4848 Festival – Snowshoe, WV