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Andy Frasco & The U.N. shrine boise

“My superhero, Kobe Bryant, used to say don't be bitter, be better,” says Andy Frasco. “So, I've always tried to be better every year. I'm not trying to stay still, I want to get better at every-thing in life. I'm not just plateauing. I'm going to keep fighting to be the best songwriter I can be. Because if you're not evolving, you're dying.”

Andy Frasco & The U.N. have long been the high-flying DIY renegades of the touring scene known and loved for their kaleidoscopic musical fusion and one-of-a-kind onstage audacity. Now celebrating their longevity, the band is shaking things up with L’Optimist (Fun Machine Records/Soundly Music), as its title suggests, Frasco’s most hopeful and enthusiastic collection thus far. A testament to Frasco’s wide-ranging influences and boundless energy, his band’s sixth released studio album sees the magnetic frontman continuing to chart his path of self-exploration and personal discovery through increasingly introspective lyricism and musical adventure.

“I fight depression every single day,” Frasco says, “and one way to fight depression is through optimism. I try to write optimistic songs because optimism keeps me going. As humans, I don't think we're all that much different. Everyone needs a little optimism to keep going.”

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