Bloody Amateur is Andy Comer, a guitar player and singer living in Seattle.

Andy founded the band Tel Aviv (Teen-Beat) in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, in 1994. His next band, Prosaics (Dim Mak, Matador), was named one of NYC's "25 Best New Bands" by New York magazine and a "Band to Watch" by Spin. The group toured the U.S. with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Liars, and the U.K. with the Rapture, before breaking up in 2005—which meant that Prosaics' debut full-length for Matador Records would never see light of day. Andy has since composed original music for four films by artist Sue de Beer, and most recently appeared as a guest vocalist on Invisible Conga People's In a Hole 12" (DFA).

Bloody Amateur began in late 2009 as a two-night stint by Andy at storied NYC performance space The Kitchen. Next came a Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary show, headlined by Unrest; and a performance at the Park Avenue Armory for the opening of de Beer's installation/film The Ghosts (starring Jon Spencer and Jutta Koether).

Bloody Amateur's first album, released on March 5, 2013, was recorded by James Baluyut (Versus, +/- {Plus/Minus}) at Sun Moon Star Corp. in Brooklyn.

Bloody Amateur takes inspiration from the Feelies, Colin Newman, Felt, Unrest, the Chills, Roy Montgomery, and the Go-Betweens, as well as by many artists from Andy's native Louisville.

Painting © 2003 Michael Hainey. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved

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