Box Elder were a band from Adelaide, Australia. They evolved their sound between noise, ambient and indie pop influences including bands such as Pavement, Sonic Youth, Sigur Rós, Deerhunter and Joy Division. Their first EP 'Rewind the Fall' was recorded, mixed and mastered in their homes and is now available in stores and on-line from http://boxeldertheband.bandcamp.com. A posthumous release, 'A Little Something For Us Tempunauts', will be released in late 2012. Pat now plays in cool jumper, Tannon in Atlasis, and Emlyn, Henry, and Josh in Stringer Bell.
There are several artists using this name: 1) Ultra-hooky, dramatic vocal harmony-drenched tunes. Echoes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector are everywhere. Hal go beyond imitation and use their influences, as a good band should, as guides and not blueprints. Tim Sendra-All Music Guide.
Dublin 3-piece, Hal, formed in 2003 and were signed by Jeff Travis to Rough Trade Records in 2004. Their eponymous debut album was produced by Tears for Fears’ Ian Stanley, and released to critical acclaim in 2005, producing two UK and Irish top 40 chart hits.