Pittsburgh instrumental group, the Smooth Tutors, have been making 'smooth' the operative word since 2009. Comprised of four central members, the impossibly locked-in rhythm section of Tim and Matt on bass and drums, and the melodic tones of cousins Luke and Zack filling things out with guitars, keyboards and vibraphone, The Smooth Tutors are a dangerously precise and funky outfit. Distinctly influenced by the Chicago post-rock scene and artists such as Tortoise and Stereolab, their sound has evolved through nearly religious practicing into something more akin to the psychedelic jazz fusion of the 1970s and the roster of Tribe Records.
The Smooth Tutors released a 2-song 7inch on The Harmony Society record label in the summer of 2010.
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