The Miami Herald called singer-songwriter Jim Andralis’ Your Dying Wish Come True “one of the best solo debut discs of the year.” Since its release in March of 2016, Julie DeLano, Leslie Graves, Susan Hwang and Jessie Kilguss have been adding their lush harmonies to his NYC performances. Each is a songwriter and performer in her own right. Together they are Syntonics.
If Jim Andralis’ solo debut, Your Dying Wish Come True was a meditation on grief, Shut Up Shut Up’s eleven songs focus on the noble, heartbreaking and occasionally beautiful act of sticking around and slugging it out. The Syntonics’ celestial yet profoundly human harmonies simultaneously recall the Roches, B52’s, the Carter Family and the Chiffons.
Jim wrote, sang and played the accordion in the early-to-mid aughts downtown NYC band The Isotoners, a gay post-punk cult sensation. He later established himself as a featured player among a dazzling roster of performers at the acclaimed Joe’s Pub monthly variety show Our Hit Parade from 2008 through 2012. He is joined regularly by his favorite singer, artist and hunk, husband Larry Krone.
Jim works in New York City as a trauma-focused psychotherapist in private practice. He also released a duet with his buddy Bridget Everett (Love You More, Patti Cake$) called “Hit the Ground Fuckin’.” Like many New Yorkers, he believes in maintaining a balance.