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Los Angeles band JOHNNYSWIM doesn’t just seem like a family; it is a family. At the core, husband and wife Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano translate the memories, moments, and milestones on their journey into spirited, slick, and soulful anthems steeped in singer-songwriter tradition, yet amplified by alternative experimentation, rock energy, and pop ambition. The music moves as the couple’s life does, scrapbooking unforgettable experiences in melody like an eternal keepsake of their relationship.
Like any lasting relationship (whether musical or romantic), that balance didn’t crystallize overnight either. Abner felt love at first sight upon seeing Amanda. The only problem was, he declared it aloud in front of his date (who promptly became his last ex). To add insult to injury, Amanda shrugged him off with an eye-roll. Four years passed until their paths crossed again at a 2005 Nashville writing session. The relationship experienced its makeups and breakups before they married in 2009—a year before arrival of their self-titled debut EP, JOHNNYSWIM.
Building a fan base through constant touring, 2013’s Heart Beats EP spawned “Don’t Let It Get You Down,” which clocked 17 million-plus Spotify streams. Their first full-length album Diamonds arrived in 2014 as its single “Home” became the theme to HGTV hit “Fixer Upper.” Garnering acclaim from Rolling Stone, NPR, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Nylon, and more, they have released three more studio albums to date including Georgica Pond (2016), Moonlight (2019) and JOHNNYSWIM (2022).
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