Andrews released his first proper album, Amos in Ohio, in 2006 on Portland, OR’s Badman Recording Company.
With a growing Internet fan-base and the increasing admiration of NPR and KCRW, Andrews continued to expand his musical palette. In 2007 he let loose with a 7-song EP (Find Love, Let Go) and followed it up two years later with the launch of his own record label, Elephant Lady Records, and the release of Real Blasty—an album that showed off his dexterous ability to jump between jangly acoustic numbers and shimmering electro-pop. It became a balancing act he would perfect on subsequent releases: 2010’s Kangaroo EP, 2011’s Robot Learn Love, and 2013’s Brighter Than The Sun. As his prowess as a songwriter developed, so did his reputation. Always innovating, his video for “Sushi” involved 1.4 million interactive tiles and thousands of YouTube video stills, gaining accolades at the Guggenheim’s YouTube Play Exhibit. <g class="gr_ gr_35 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Grammar only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="35" data-gr-id="35">Hit</g> single “You Always Make Me Smile” inspired an epic viral music video in which 4,000 people engage in one of the world’s largest water balloon fights. When shooting “The Way to Wonder” video, he launched an iPad and a GoPro Camera 110,000 feet into the air on a weather balloon capturing breathtaking views from the stratosphere. These musical feats are made all the more remarkable due to the fact that Andrews remained, for all intents and purposes, a one-man operation: a bedroom recording project that slowly went global.<br>