By Deaglan Howlett | Posted Monday, June 18, 2018
For fans of: “Weird Al” Yankovic, They Might Be Giants, Barenaked Ladies
Ser Xerri are an eclectic 4-piece alt rock group with a sense of humor. Based out of Bordentown NJ, the group consists of Ser Xerri, on vocals and guitar, Brandon Broderick on guitar and vocals, Ryan Lesinski on bass and vocals and Tyler Chiara on drums and vocals. The group’s latest effort, The Hype, is an infectious three-song EP showing how music does not always have to be “serious.”
According to their website:
“Hello, friends! It has been less than one year since we began sharing our unique brand of Rock and Roll Music with the world, starting here in our own Bordentown, NJ. From the very beginning, it became clear that we had created something special, and we are very excited to continue this journey with you all! We have somehow found a way to combine all the things we love, funky grooves, ripping guitar solos, inside jokes, sky-high vocals, harmonized guitar lines, and tight pants, into one weird thing that simply is Ser Xerri.
Ser Xerri told me, “We’ve been a band for just over a year now, and we recently released our debut EP, The Hype. It’s a 3 song collection of fan favorites. The title track is a fun and catchy tune that pokes fun at the controversial connection between birds and dinosaurs. It’s become our most requested song when we play live, and I just found out that it was played last weekend at an 8th-grade formal dance!”
A band for just over a year, they already found the formula for writing catchy tunes. The group is tight, rhythmic and just as fun to watch perform as it is to listen to their recorded music. All three songs on The Hype make you want to get up and dance around, a challenging feat for a newer band. In a world where most bands demand to be taken seriously, I love how Ser Xerri just wants to make fun music that will put smiles on faces young and old. Listen to the album here, and catch them in a town near you!