Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, André Rodriguez is one of the premier indie-alternative songwriters in the Midwest. The newly released album, titled Somewhere New, is a compilation of Rodriguez's best songs from the past three years. Somewhere New is an artful presentation of songwriting, combining memorable melodies with thoughtful storytelling. Produced by Minneapolis' Luke Fredrickson, the new disc also features guest appearances by André's brother, Dan Rodriguez and Breanne Düren of Owl City.
Born in Rochester, Michigan, André started playing piano at the age of four and studied classical music throughout high school. During his teenage years he developed a love for composing and arranging. In 2000, he moved to Minneapolis to study music at North Central University where he received his degree in music performance. In 2005, André released his debut album, Closed Doors Open, which received praise from organizations such as Musician's Resource Magazine, We Are Listening, and TAXI. With the current arrival of his sophomore record, Weekly Indie hails that "Rodriguez is back and greater than ever."