André started playing music at the age of five after a musically inclined Turkish born au pair noticed the natural rhythm he possessed & introduced him to the drums & guitar. 

He began sharing his music with the public as a high-school senior under the name Dear Genre with the release of his debut record, “You Put the fear in Atmosphere.”

(Produced by Ross Christopher, 2010.) 

Since, six records & a handful of singles have been released, including the most recent single, "Body of Water."(Oct. 1, 21).


Seldom defining their exact style, 'St. Louis Music Underground Indie Rock Podcast' describes previous works as “Dreamy shoe-gaze, contrasted at other points with some beautiful, jangly, almost country twee-pop, drone-y electronica with a Middle Eastern feel, & just flat out, bombastic rock, among many others”.