With two major label albums under their belt, years of touring, a MTV reality series Buzzin', and Bananabeat, the burgeoning one-stop artist collective which includes recording and TV production facilities, as well as divisions for internet and street marketing, brand alliances, tour promotion, management and booking, Shwayze and Cisco Adler have accomplished quite a great deal since their momentous meeting just three short years ago.
On Island In The Sun, their first truly independent album, slated for release August 16th under Bananabeat Records, the duo now officially goes by the name Shwayze & Cisco Adler (abbrev. Shwayze & Cisco) to express the true nature of the collaboration.
"We've both grown as people and as artists," says Adler, who first met Aaron Smith a.k.a Shwayze when the rapper jumped on-stage during Adler's previous band's set and began freestyling. The pair immediately hit it off. "We were really just two dudes in a Malibu studio having fun and making music as a soundtrack. It all came from that."
"The core of this record was just us jamming together," says Shwayze. "The little break we took from the last record, made us each stronger in our areas. I think we're back to where we were when we started. We've been a duo since day one. Shwayze and Cisco Adler is a better representation of what it really is."
The album, produced by Adler in Bananabeat Studios, will include the title track, a breezy acoustic number, and "Butterflies," a song first previewed on the FREE The W's mixtape released earlier this year. Adler, who has recently worked with Mike Posner, G. Love, and Unwritten Law to name a few, was eager to get back into the studio with his partner in rhyme and write the next chapter in the duo's career.
Shwayze & Cisco will hit the road with Slightly Stoopid and Rebelution on the Seedless Summer Tour 2011 tour, starting July 21 in Missoula, MT., running through August 27 in Chicago, IL.
"We just want people to know that 2011 is the summer of Shwayze and Cisco," says Adler. "We've rekindled the magic between us. Without major label constraints, we're free to do things our way. Our collaboration is key. We consider ourselves a career band."
Seedless Summer Tour Dates:
7/21 Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewery
7/22 Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden
7/23 Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheatre
7/24 Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheatre
7/26 Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
7/27 Lake Tahoe, CA - Harvey's Amphitheater
7/29 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
7/30 San Diego, CA - Cricket Amphitheatre
8/04 Salt Lake City, UT - Gallivan Center
8/05 Aspen, CO - TBA
8/06 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/10 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/11 Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
8/12 Philadelphia, PA - Penn's Landing
8/13 Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion
8/14 New York, NY - Governors Island - Beach
8/17 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Concert Pavilion
8/18 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
8/19 Cocoa Beach, FL - Cocoa Beach Pier
8/20 West Boca Raton, FL - Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
8/21 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
8/24 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Music Park
8/25 Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheatre
8/27 Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion