Washington, DC-based “Funk with Soul” band, AZTEC SUN is announced its new name as Everyday Everybody on May 3, 2022. This development comes after 10 years as a mainstay on the local DC music scene and in the greater DMV region.
In commemoration of its first decade, the band plans to release its final work under the “AZTEC SUN” name on Friday, May 20. The EP features live performances of four songs performed at the now-defunct Gypsy Sally’s as a nod to one of the first DC music venues the band played in its early days. The project will be accompanied by two music videos set to premiere in the weeks leading up to the release date, illustrating the band’s evolution over time.
The band’s co-founder and frontman, Stephane Detchou, had this to say about the change:
“In reflecting on our evolution over the last decade, we believe adopting this new name is a way for us to embrace the changes we’ve been through as individuals and as a group.
Everyday Everybody uniquely aligns with the feelings we want to convey through the message in our music: connectedness, solidarity and shared humanity. We know who we are, who we want to be and we are moving squarely in that direction.”
The rebrand will be facilitated by announcements during live performances and on social media. The official change will begin in May, with a gradual rollout across the band’s website, platforms and other assets. To ease the transition, the band will use the tagline “fka AZTEC SUN" through the end of 2022.
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When we wrote “What Will We Become?” on March 27th that year, little did we know that those first 2 weeks would turn into 2 years, nor could we have imagined the changes we’d go through as a group and individuals.
Official music video for the single "Set You Free (live)". A time capsule showing the band performing at different venues over different years.
Recorded and filmed live on September 22nd, 2019 at the Levitt Shell Amphitheater in Memphis, Tennessee. For more about the band, follow us @aztecsunband.