AM Aesthetic are an alt/rock band originally from Connecticut, now based in New York City and consist of Rob Suchecki (vocals/guitars), Patrick Raimondi (bass) and RJ Dowhan (drums).
Rob Suchecki and Patrick Raimondi started playing in bands together in rural Connecticut. Rob’s uncle had been giving him guitar lessons on a miniature acoustic since he was 8 years old and Patrick had discovered his dad’s 1950s Epiphone guitar. Patrick gravitated towards the bass and, with a mutual love of punk, blues and alternative rock borne from the likes Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day and Nirvana. Patrick and Rob spent the next ten years performing shows in bars even though they were underage.
In 2009, after writing and recording their first EP, (AM)bivalence, as AM Aesthetic, the duo used the internet to look for a drummer. RJ Dowhan, a fellow Connecticut native, was selected. RJ found his passion for drumming from his two older brothers, one of whom played the drums. Being that the drum kit was set up lefty, RJ learned to play it as such, despite being right-handed. AM Aesthetic moved to NYC in 2012 and started recording their second EP ‘Waiting In The Wings’.
Signed to a development record deal in 2013 by BHi Music Group (BHiMG), the band currently splits its time between recording and playing out in the NYC-area. Rob also occasionally plays on other people’s records, including having played guitars on Beyoncé’s ‘Best Thing I Never Had’.
On November 26, 2013, Guitar World had the exclusive premiere of "We Caught Fire". Dick Wingate, president of the band's label stated, "I'm pleased to launch BHi Music Group with two great New York-area artists and writers, Jon and the Jones and AM Aesthetic." The single from the indie band gained critical acclaim and was picked up by various influential portals.
On March 25, 2014, AM Aesthetic released "The End" and was named "Discovery of the Week" by Last.fm. Last.fm wrote, "Here at Last.fm HQ, we listen to a lot of music. Occasionally something catches our ear and stands out as something special. In Discovery of the Week, our staff bring you their personal picks and recommendations from their hours and hours of sifting through new music. This week, Gian Vassaliko brings you AM Aesthetic. NYC Alternative power trio AM Aesthetic have just dropped the highly anticipated followup to their critically acclaimed 2013 single, ‘We Caught Fire‘. The new track, entitled ‘The End‘ is arguably some of the best work the band has ever done – making fan anticipation for their full-length LP at an all-time high."
On October 7, 2014, AM Aesthetic announced "I Can Tell" as their lead single off their debut LP, "Future//Tense"."The End" - "From The Rabbit Hole - Vol. 1 NY"
We Caught Fire" - "From The Rabbit Hole - Vol. 1 NY"
On August 22, 2014, AM Aesthetic released a cover of "Wandering Star" by Portishead (band). The song originated from Portishead's debut LP Dummy (album) (1994) and was written by Beth Gibbons and Geoff Barrow, among others. Rob Suchecki's vocals have garnered the attention of radio disc jockeys and have earned international spins. No further information on chart performance has been made available as of yet.
Released - May 30, 2010
All tracks written by AM Aesthetic.
Released - November 3, 2012
All tracks written by AM Aesthetic.
Pre-Order Announced – October 7, 2014
Released – October 21, 2014
On June 3, 2014, AM Aesthetic announced on their official Twitter page that their new, full-length album is being “mixed”. It is slated for release in 2014. They later confirmed the release date of "Future Tense" in a separate press release stating, "Under BHi Music Group and distributed through Caroline Distribution, the singles ("We Caught Fire" and "The End") will be re-released, along with focus single, “I Can Tell”. Rob (a pro, independent engineer hired by Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Interscope Records, RCA Records, et al. for their premiere artists), tracked the record, drums were recorded at Mission Sounds (Oliver Strauss), and mixed/mastered by fellow engineer Jeremy Cimino (Pharrell Williams, Mariah Carey, et al.)."
All lyrics written by R. Suchecki/P. Raimondi/RJ Dowhan – (BMI); Published by Little Big House Music (BMI); all music composed by AM Aesthetic, Christian Cedras, Krista Retto.