Dinner And A Suit is here to ‘Stay’ on new EP

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Close your eyes and play Nashville-based four-piece Dinner and a Suit’s new EP, Stay. This isn’t music to go to sleep with – rather, this is edgy pop-rock from a band on the move and on the rise. This is fifteen minutes of alt/indie pop rock that will definitely keep you up. Dinner and a Suit followed up their 2012 LP Since Our Departure last Tuesday with the release of Stay, a four-song EP that exhibits the band’s tastefully relevant pop/rock crossover sound that has boosted groups like Neon Trees and Imagine Dragons into worldwide critical acclaim.

Listen: “Can’t Get Enough” – Dinner And A Suit

Written on the road, Stay exhibits the band’s musical maturation over the past two years, which have seen Dinner and a Suit on an ever-constant touring schedule. Lead single “Can’t Get Enough” is a polished song with all the Dinner and a Suit essentials: Guitarist Joey Beretta’s reverb-tinged, Edge-like guitar riffs, drummer Drew Scheuer’s consistent and faithful fills, bassist Anthony Genca’s pocket-loving bass licks, and above all else, singer Jonathan Capeci’s golden, pop-perfect vocals.

The EP was recorded live to tape, rather than track by track – making it not only Dinner and a Suit’s rawest work, but also their most honest recording to date. The high-quality sound on Stay proves Dinner and a Suit’s capabilities as a band: Several of their sonic contemporaries are notorious for crafting a perfected ‘pop-rock’ sound through overproduction; meanwhile, Stay shows that Dinner and a Suit create this aura live.

Stay also displays the New Jersey natives’ lyrical growth. EP closer “Everything That You Do” is a slower, heart-on-sleeve track that finds the band at its most vulnerable state. Crooning atop a carefully-plotted guitar-filled soundscape, Capeci’s voice rings out:

I’m not gonna give it up  /   I’m not gonna let it go Why don’t you say something?   /   Why don’t you just come home? Everything that you do kills me And when the cold comes   /   everything feels wrong You don’t need to say nothing  /   Why don’t you just come home? Everything that you do kills me

Dinner and a Suit take a personal and humanistic approach to their music on Stay. The result is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also beautiful. Be sure to check out Dinner and a Suit’s Stay EP, and “stay” tuned for further news from this band. They’ve made a satisfying appetizer for now, but I have a feeling the main course is coming soon. This is the next generation of pop-rock.

Watch: “Making of the STAY EP – Behind The Scenes” – Dinner And A Suit

For fans of: U2, Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons, Bastille


10/25 –  Atlanta, GA – Vinyl 
11/14 –  Nashville, TN – High Watt
11/17 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
11/17 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
11/21 – State College, PA – Penn State University

Stay - Dinner and a Suit

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Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com