He is the former lead singer/guitarist of the post-hardcore band, Sparta, which is currently on an indefinite hiatus. Ward is also founding member and lead singer of Sleepercar. He was formerly the guitarist/backup vocalist in the post-hardcore band At The Drive-In.
Dan Deacon (born 1981) is a Baltimore, Maryland-based electronic music composer/performer. He attended the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in Purchase, New York, where he played in many bands, including tuba for Langhorne Slim and guitar in the improvisational grindcore band Rated R. He completed his graduate studies in electro-acoustic and computer music composition. He studied under composer/conductor Joel Thome. Currently, he lives at Wham City in Baltimore, Maryland.
Raised on the classic, guitar-ringing psychedelia of the '60s (the Zombies, the Byrds) with a lo-fi indie rock approach not unlike that of the Elephant 6 collective, Melbourne, Australia group the Crayon Fields formed in 2002 before the members graduated high school. In the following few years, the band - vocalist/guitarist Geoffrey O'Connor, bassist Brett Hudson, guitarist Chris Hung and drummer Neil Erenstrom -supported the likes of the Unicorns, New Pornographers, Stereolab, Cornelius, Dirty Three, Electrelane, Deerhoof and Architecture in Helsinki in concert.
A lot of band bios will begin with the line “with humble beginnings”. This band bio begins with the line “with outrageously immodest and ambitious beginnings”. With outrageously immodest and ambitious beginnings, The Tom Fun Orchestra sauntered into the Atlantic Canadian music scene the way an Italian funeral saunters through a mountain village. That is, with many loud instruments, casks of wine and complete irreverence for everything happening around them. Thus it went for the next five years.
(There is more than one artist by this name - this article refers to Australian band "The Basics" who have released the records 'Keep Your Friends Close', 'Stand Out/Fit In', 'Call It R&B', 'For Girls Like You' and 'Get Back') The Basics, whose musical style could loosely be described as heavily referencing 60s pop and rock (such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Kinks etc) with elements of rock 'n' roll, reggae and rhythm and blues mixed in,were formed after Kris Schroeder and Wally de Backer met at a party in Melbourne.
Blood Orange is the name of more than one artist. 1) alias of Devonté Hynes
2) rock band from Nottingham, UK 1. Blood Orange is another alias of Devonté Hynes also known as Lightspeed Champion and member of the now defunct Test Icicles. His first release under the 'Blood Orange' moniker was in June 2009 via his personal blog. 'Said No' and 'Champagne Coast' appeared as a ltd. 7" bonus disc for the fourth release on Rise's album of the month club. 500 copies pressed on orange-coloured vinyl. 'Sutphin Boulevard' was the first release through Domino Recording Co.
Arctic Monkeys are an alternative rock band formed in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom in 2002 after meeting at Stocksbridge High School. The band consists of Alex Turner (vocals, guitar), Jamie 'Cookie' Cook (guitar), Nick O'Malley (bass) and Matt Helders (drums, vocals). Founding bassist Andy Nicholson left in 2006. Each of the band's first five singles I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, When the Sun Goes Down, Leave Before the Lights Come On...
From day one it’s been clear that In Fiction has been destined for big things. Formed in 2005, the five young lads from Adelaide have taken next to no time to build a solid reputation in their hometown. From sold out shows in some of the towns larger rooms, to stealing the crowd (and adoration from fans that knew every word) on supports of big International and National artists, they quickly became the band to keep an eye on in Adelaide.
The EPs and the albums by Beirut are largely the work of Zach Condon, a young Santa Fe, New Mexico native. Condon has recorded before: when he was fifteen and under the name of Realpeople, he made an electronic record, fashioned after his love for The Magnetic Fields. Condon was a straight-A student until he dropped out at the age of 17 to travel Europe with his cousin in a drunken haze, cavorting and partying with the locals wherever he ended up.