Internet Islands / Driptones / Parks & Razz / Hensleys
Atlanta Room at Smith's Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Internet Islands is the long-term musical collaboration between drummer Anderson Chabdeo, vocalist Miyon, guitarist Matt Petino, and bassist/arranger Ryan Renoud. True to its name, this Atlanta Indie rock band’s origins are not to be found in childhood friendships or local meetings at a coffee shop, but instead the chance, or perhaps fate encounter of having all answered the same Craigslist ad. Brought together, sight unseen, and purely by a desire to create, Internet Islands is a true reflection of Atlanta. A cosmopolitan band that is both modern and retro, masculine and feminine, popular and avant-garde.
Since their initial debut Internet Islands has quickly developed a dedicated following both locally and internationally. In a musical environment where bands are appearing less and less relevant, Internet Islands has been consistently praised for their technical prowess, on-stage energy and engrossing visual performance.
Driptones: We are four life-long musicians who have learned to use songwriting as a needed means of self-expression. We're firm believers in the power of creativity and musical collaboration. This band is our way to enjoy music together and share our message with the world in the most sincere way we can. We like to describe ourselves as genre-fluid because our music really runs the gamut and we tend to explore the emotional appeal of many different styles, but our sound typically falls in line with modern alternative rock and indie, drawing inspiration from bands like The Strokes, Vulfpeck, Steely Dan, Magic City Hippies, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Flipturn, etc... Our music is always authentic: we play whatever is fun for us and we write lyrics with genuine emotional impact, which, given the fact that we're all college students, often centers around things like navigating newfound independence and adulthood, childhood nostalgia, pursuing the right path and satisfying expectations/potential, mental health struggles and developing maladaptive behaviors as coping mechanisms for loneliness, and learning to love. If even one person feels the groove or resonates with any of our messages, then we've done our job -- we'll be here to play as long as you'll listen.