The Ugly Club

The Ugly Club is:

RYAN EGAN – vocals, guitar
TAYLOR MANDEL – keyboards, trumpet, vocals
RICK SUE-POI – bass
RYAN MCNULTY – drums

ABOUT:

“The Union County-based band has excelled at crafting psych-pop melodies with a punchy funk beat.” – PASTE MAGAZINE

"Very sweet." - BOB BOILEN - ALL SONGS CONSIDERED/NPR

“The Ugly Club may want to change their name, because their future’s pretty good-looking.” – MTVBUZZWORTHY

“If you’re not a believer of the phrase ‘hard work pays off,’ then maybe you should take a look at The Ugly Club.” – CMJ

“Guys, pay attention. This is a really good one. The Ugly Club are going to fly.” – ADRIAN GRENIER (ENTOURAGE/WRECKROOM RECORDS)

“Floating somewhere between indie-rock, pop melodies and psychedelic piano lines, you’ll find New Jersey’s The Ugly Club.” – FILTERMAGAZINE

Fearlessly honest and unwaveringly persistent,THE UGLY CLUB has been operating for nearly 5 years with such a force that it has become impossible to ignore them (and you would be foolish to do so). Now, with the release of their latest single, “Passengers”, the band has transcended the limits of your average rock group and entered an atmospheric, dance pop realm accessible and relatable to just about everyone.  With the July 2012 release of their debut album, “YOU BELONG TO THE MINUTES”, The Ugly Club has consistently been vocally ambitious and teeming with intelligent arrangements not unlike the most progressive artists of our time. Reaching psychedelic highs comparable to MGMT and Radiohead, the delicate inclusion of synth pop, indie-rock, and Prince-eqsue neo-funk sends listeners into an unanticipated daydream.

Since the humble beginnings of The Ugly Club in various small towns throughout central New Jersey, the band has had high aspirations and an unfaltering vision of their path forward. Two self produced EPs and a full-length album deep, the band has independently toured throughout the US and Canada playing notable venues and festivals like SXSW, CMJ, NXNE, Kahbang, and more.  Their music has received praise from publications like CMJ, MTV, Paste, Huffington Post, Filter, Guitar World & countless others.

“The Ugly Club is the kind of band male teenagers envy and teenage females dream about. And with an effort this strong, it’s only a matter of time before lines will be too long, ticket pre-sales will sell out and their faces will be ever-present,” stated Greg Robson of Absolutepunk.net in the early days of The Ugly Club. The musical self-realization and drive behind this mammoth sound has only grown since then, setting the tempo for the future of The Ugly Club.  Now, it’s just a matter of time.

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PRESS:

“The Union County-based band has excelled at crafting psych-pop melodies with a punchy funk beat.” – PASTE MAGAZINE

"Very sweet." - BOB BOILEN - ALL SONGS CONSIDERED/NPR

“The Ugly Club may want to change their name, because their future’s pretty good-looking.” – MTVBUZZWORTHY

“If you’re not a believer of the phrase ‘hard work pays off,’ then maybe you should take a look at The Ugly Club.” - CMJ

“Floating somewhere between indie-rock, pop melodies and psychedelic piano lines, you’ll find New Jersey’s The Ugly Club.” – FILTERMAGAZINE

“Guys, pay attention. This is a really good one. The Ugly Club are going to fly.” – ADRIAN GRENIER (ENTOURAGE/WRECKROOM RECORDS)

“Make no mistake about it, The Ugly Club is the kind of band male teenagers envy and teenage females dream about. And with an effort this strong, it’s only a matter of time before lines will be too long, ticket pre-sales will sell out and their faces will be ever-present.”
-Greg Robson (ABSOLUTEPUNK.NET)

“What a nice, non-gimmicky indie rock band 
of what seems to be really cool dudes.” 
-(HAND CLAP MOVEMENT)

“If White Arrows were the hardest working “official”SXSW band, The Ugly Club was the hardest working “unofficial” band.”
-Mike Henneberger (ISLAND WAVES on SXSW2012)

“I kept trying to put my finger on which other band The Ugly Club sounded like, but the truth is this band has found a sound they can completely call their own.”
-Lauren Mack (THE WELL WRITTEN WOMAN)

“I can very well foresee these guys having an active roll in my soundtrack for 2012.”
-Jay Armstrong (LISTEN BEFORE YOU BUY)

“The Ugly Club boasts a vibrant and mildly-mind-bending sound.”
-Laura Evans (INFECTIOUS MAGAZINE)