Airacuda first took flight when childhood friends Matt Menges and Matt Fernicola, met Eddie Ruddick, a peer of Fernicola’s at Berklee College of Music — in their Boston apartment on Westland Ave. Their next move was Zeppelin-esque; just as the rock monoliths titled themselves as a non-flying blimp, Airacuda derived their name from a World War II fighter plane with aerial difficulties. A fitting homage for a band that mixes a classic rock core with modern indie sensibilities. The band would eventually find a home in Asbury Park, NJ.
With influences spanning from Young the Giant to The Doors to Local Natives to Pink Floyd, Airacuda worked to cultivate a fuller sound, never shying to get a bit experimental with their otherwise timeless sound. Song like “Paper Candy” have a ‘60s psychedelic throwback track that takes cues from The Grassroots give a feeling that is self-described as oxymoronic-but-accurate modern classic rock; fresh alternative music from old souls.
Produced by Joseph Pomarico at Telegraph Hill Records, Daydreaming was slated to be a musically multilayered six track album, utilizing the band’s retro sound to document the millennial musician struggle of coming to terms with burgeoning adulthood, and trying to thrive in a creative field. But with the pressure on them all to grow...
"Thousand roads ahead
So long my daydreaming friends
Until the new dawn"