The Olivia Tremor Control was an Athens, Georgia, USA psychedelic rock band in the mid- to late 1990s which, along with The Apples in Stereo and Neutral Milk Hotel, was one of the three original Elephant 6 projects. The band was founded by the remnants of the group Synthetic Flying Machine (Jeff Mangum, Bill Doss, and Will Cullen Hart) in 1994 and disbanded in early 2000. The band's distinct sound is a mixture of Doss and Hart's experimental tendencies.
Ov marks the first duo recording collaboration between longtime collaborators and partners Christine Boepple (Whysp, Softwar, The Franciscan Hobbies, The Skygreen Leopards Skyband, Kyrgyz, etc) and Jewelled Antler's Loren Chasse (Of, Thuja, The Child Readers, The Franciscan Hobbies, Softwar, The Blithe Sons, Coelacanth, etc), both of San Francisco. Building off of Chasse’s recent solo recordings as Of, the duo’s Ov project features loop-based compositions that incorporate strummed strings and otherworldly sounds.
Intelligent glitch-pop courtesy of Gus 'Breakhoven' Beamish-Cook. Released two albums, Slammmmmmmer in early 2009 via Chippanze and WIZARDZZZ via Kitten Rock in December. Creates soundscapes musing on time-travel, wizards and owls with a healthy mix of circuit-bending, noise and creamy choruses.
Tiny Planets are a rock band from Wakefield, England. The band were formed in the spring of 2009. The band are currently booking shows in the UK and recently completed their first recordings. They recorded two tracks - 'Barrows' & 'Lay Our Bones' - at Greenmount Studios. The record was produced and mixed by Jamie Lockhart & Lee Smith.
Shimmering Stars are sexually repressed and puritanically correct. But they are eager to share some of their nasty thoughts with you. They are based in British Columbia, Canada. Their first full length will be released on September 13th by Almost Musique in Europe and Hardly Art in North America. Some free downloads here: http://shimmeringstars.bandcamp.com/
Beans on Toast is one man with a guitar, writing songs that he claims 'have the same chords' and 'sound like Billy Bragg'. Beans on Toast (known to his friends as Jay) blends a dark wit with serious social and political satire based on a diverse range of subjects including cocaine, Tesco, London, gun crime, myspace, global warming and the Lake District. He will be going on tour with Frank Turner early in the new year: go and see him.
A heavy band that hails from Orland, California. Orland has a few traveler services on I-5 at Highway 32, but not as many as Willows, Williams, or Corning. Nothing People have four records out and few 7 inch singles. But not as many records or singles as Hawkwind, The Buzzcocks or The Scientists.
There have been at least three Wasted Youths. The first Wasted Youth were a punk/new wave group from Canning Town in east London who released several records on the Bridge House label in the late 70s. Similarly to early Only Ones their sound was very Lou Reed influenced. The first two singles "Jealousy" and "I'll Remember You" remain classics of their kind The second (sometimes known as "LA's Wasted Youth") was a band in early 80s from Los Angeles, California, who played classic hardcore punk.