Why in the world would all of these superbly talented people, guest appear on an album by a band that no one has ever heard of? The essence of ALL DAY SUCKER stems from the songwriting team of the critically acclaimed band The iMPOSTERS ? a band that became one of the biggest L.A. music scene favorites during the late 90?s. With praise like, ?Best Kept Secret? in the L.A. Weekly, a feature article in Rolling Stone, as well as raves in Details, Detour, and many favorable words in the Los Angeles Times, they were known as a great band, with great musicians, who were even better songwriters.
ALL DAY SUCKER?S songs and performances have been utilized on the soundtracks of many feature films and television shows, including MTV?s Carmen & Dave: Till Death Do Us Part, Road Rules, The Real World, Road Rules/Real World Challenge, ABC?s Making the Band, The Dating Experiment, HBO?s The Immortals, Disney?s Z Games and the feature films $pent from Regent Entertainment and Matters of Consequence (Best Picture/New Orleans Film Festival). The latter film was inspired by and highlighted the performances and songs of The iMPOSTERS, who composed and performed the soundtrack to the film.
Bands like the Wallflowers, Tonic, Better Than Ezra, and the Verve Pipe were all fans as well as opening acts for them at the height of their time. Other collaborators have included, Nikka Costa (backup vocalist for the band), Angelo (Fishbone), Jon Brion (songwriter/Producer), and Adam Duritz (Counting Crows). The iMPOSTERS unfortunately became the casualty of the record business when both Elektra Records and Interscope knew they had signed great talent but weren?t exactly sure what to do with them.
Now that the alt-pop music world has finally caught up with what they were doing in terms of style and sound, ALL DAY SUCKER sticks with what they know best ? playing catchy pop that includes all that was ever greatly musical about rock. With bits and pieces of British flavored ?blue-eyed soul?, the hook-heavy faded denim of the seventies, and the over-the-top, anything goes flair of a Broadway musical, ALL DAY SUCKER fuses ?classic? and ?timeless? without ever going ?retro?. They were raised to the strains of a particularly eclectic KROQ at a time when ?alternative? really meant that something was unique and divergent from the norm. And being permanent fixtures in the broad musical tapestry of L.A., this city has certainly had its affect on them. You couldn?t throw a stone in this town without hitting someone who knows and reveres Morty Coyle as a local music personality and The iMPOSTERS as a favorite L.A. band.
What?s leftover from their previous incarnation are Morty Coyle (vocals) and Jordan Summers (piano/keyboards), the songwriting pair that has gained such acclaim. ?ALL DAY SUCKER is a totally new band,? says Summers. ?This is not an old band with one new member and a name change.? In fact, Coyle had started another band in the meantime that had gained a notorious cult following all on it own. ?Men Without Sex? was Coyle?s recent gig intended as a one-off, new wave cover band that inadvertently grew into the most sought after band-for-hire by the Hollywood-hipster scene. From performances for Hef and his gang at the Playboy mansion, to playing at Juliette Lewis? birthday bash, as well as doing Sundance 2000 and MTV?s Real World reunion party? ?Men Without Sex? was a break-neck, mega-mix, assault of the best of the 80?s? never full songs, just off kilter, on-the-fly segues from musical thought to musical thought.
?This irreverent cover band is actually how we got back together to form ALL DAY SUCKER,? says Coyle. ?Jordan sat in with us for one of the Playboy gigs just so he could get in to the mansion.? At that point, in the midst of rekindling their on-stage chops, Summers and Coyle got back together and wrote all these new songs. ?Every time Jordan and I were on stage, we would get requests to play iMPOSTERS songs. From this, it reconfirmed for us that our songs meant something to people. And since then, our new material has been received with the same enthusiasm.? Because they know most everyone in the music scene, they discussed a dream list of whom they might ever want to play with as members for a new band. A buzz began and every talented, available musician around town approached them about joining up. Choices were made about who to bring in to record these new songs, studio time was scheduled, music was made, and suddenly, there was a new album by a new group.
?We are so reverential about songwriting that, within our process, the song takes over everything for us,? says Summers. ?We want the songs to out live us. It?s not often that songs and music can be both memorable and meaningful.? Their style ranges from melodic rock, to soulful grooves, to today?s contemporary hook-driven hits. They continually write those very catchy songs that people can?t help but sing along with. The general Hollywood crowd ? who are usually too cool for anything ? are continually coming to their shows, asking for CD?s, and raving about the band. Of late, Atlantic recording artist O.P.M. has just covered and collaborated with them on a new arrangement of their song ?Rub It In?. ?At the very least it?s flattering ? it?s great feedback that we are doing something right,? says Summers.
With a following that most bands would kill for, ALL DAY SUCKER prepare to step out of their past and foster what their fans already know and others have recognized. According to America Online?s Digital City, ?LA?s favorite rock act delivers a high energy show. Singer Morty Coyles soulful voice is complemented by the bands uplifting performances. Their songs are instantly memorable with a rare blend of grooving riffs, captivating hooks, and skillfully crafted pop-rock compositions?. Even the most serious of critics would have to give the music a full-throttled thumbs-up. The words of website Real.com rave that ?the band mixes pop and soul nicely, has a great piano player, and a singer who is casually brilliant.? With that part well intact, ALL DAY SUCKER is radio-ready, fan-tested, and critically acclaimed.