DUDES exists as the solo recording project of San Diego native Ryan Solomon. Although he has settled on describing his sound as “swag-rock” (some sort of love child between Pavement and Lil B), a hybrid of funk, chillwave, and hip hop is probably more accurate. DUDES has been incarnated as a live band several times, most notably with Joel Williams (KYNAN, Sweet Valley) on keyboards during 2011. As of summer 2012, DUDES have returned with the new “Summer Vacation” EP, and a brand new live line up. Ryan continues to stay busy within the San Diego music scene, recording electronic music under the pseudonym Nature’s Kid, playing keyboards in Heavy Hawaii, and sharing ex-bandmates with TV Girl.
Checkout Summer Vacation below and you can download it for free here.