Underground avant-garde alternative rock band of the 1980s and 1990s. Originally based in Amherst, Massachusetts at Hampshire College, and at times also based in New York City, Seattle and Los Angeles. Arose in the same college musical scene that gave birth to Dinosaur Jr and also associated with the early grunge movement, especially the Seattle grunge bands including Nirvana. Known for four albums, very noisy concerts and band members' disputatious and disruptive attitude.
Doldrums are band based around Bill Kellum, Matt Kellum and Justin Chearno. They get together every now and then (lately its been mostly then) and record. Bill Kellum has been running the amazing Vhf label since 1991, which has released a stream of essential recordings from Skullflower, Flying Saucer Attack, Pelt, Rake, Wingtip Sloat, Total, Sunroof!, Richard Youngs/Simon Wickham-Smith and others.
Billy Mahonie is a rock band and not an Irish folk singer. Formed in London in the autumn of 1997 they play instrumental rock music. Although lumped in with the numerous jazz beard wearing post rock bands of the late 90’s, Billy Mahonie did much more than gaze at their collective navels and noodle around some horridly lame progressive jazz riff for a half hour. Mahonie’s music is indeed infused with elements of heavy rock, hardcore punk, jazz and folk but the emphasis is defiantly squared on ROCK and cathartic emotive and super energetic guitar music.
Zespół został założony przez Wojtka Oleksiaka (dr) i Stefana Nowakowskiego (b) w 2008 r. Po kilku próbach, paru koncertach i przeglądach do składu dołączył Michał Załęski (k), a następnie Michał Przerwa – Tetmajer (g). W tymże naszpikowanym muzykami z Wydziału Jazzu na Bednarskiej w Warszawie składzie nagraliśmy swoje drugie demo – efekt do posłuchania powyżej. The band was formed by Wojtek (dr) and Stefan (b) in 2008.
‘With a debut record produced by ex-Yourcodenameis:milo man Justin Lockey ready to go in early 09, via Erased Tapes, this Kent-based quintet find themselves on the cusp of what looks to be a very promising career.’ Ones to watch in 2009
– Rock Sound Official Band Website: myspace.com/codesintheclouds Cinematic post-rock pop quintet Codes In The Clouds release debut album 'Paper Canyon’ on May 18 via Erased Tapes.
On a cold new year's weekend coming into the year 2006, two brothers and two friends got together to record a song that had been kicking around for awhile. On that weekend in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sights and Sounds was created. With members spanning across Canada, they would get together as often as they could writing and recording their songs. Scheduling time to get together was a challenge. But alas! Between tours and commitments with their other projects such as Comeback Kid, Sick City, Ipsos Reid...
The germination of the band starts with Stephen Bland, from the graveyard suburb of Enfield, North London. As a teenager, he organized and performed with several group incarnations in Canterbury, while serving time at the university, booking bands and promoting clubs. Younger brother by seven years, Michael would join him for illicit drinking sprees. To make his scrawny younger brother look older, Steve would ensconce Mike's frame in many jumpers.
Brisbane, Australia. Restream is a producer creating shoegaze lofi post-rock. Though there are ideas from laptop music, glitch and abstract hip hop, this album is about songs, epics more often than not, with a firm focus on harmonies and textures more than the intricacies of beat science. His debut release "Loopsforstereogram" corresponds to a computer artist wringing life out of computers, repeating the improvised, integrating the indie record collection with the electronic.
23frames formed in late 2004 as the result of the breakup or fragmentation of other bands, or the general dissatisfaction with same. Starting out rehearsing in a freezing, leaky studio in an old ex gin-distillery, it soon seemed that a distinctive and not unpleasing noise was beginning to emerge, echoing down the musty corridors. A set of pretty cohesive songs was soon conceived, and this set of songs was recorded in late 2006, this time in the equally salubrious setting of an east-end squat.
Notes is a band from Tucson, Arizona. Pairing lavish, full soundscapes with projected imagery, the band's live shows are less of a concert and more of a cinematic experience. Using numerous keyboards, the three fulltime members and various alternating members play music often compared to the likes of The Album Leaf or Sigur Ros. In 2006, the band issued the self released "Impossible Voyage," an original soundtrack to George Melies silent film with the same name.