Saturday, June 28, 2008

My Education

ARTIST / BAND: My Education

SONG (MP3): Bad Vibrations

ALBUM: Bad Vibrations

FILE UNDER: Rock / Alternative / Ambient

LABEL: Strange Attractors Audio House

INFO: Formed in Austin in 1999 by Brian Purington, Eric Gibbons and Sean Seagler, three refugees from San Angelo, TX, the band flirted briefly with the idea of vocals but soon decided they were never necessary to begin with and became a purely instrumental outfit. With the addition of keyboardist Kirk Laktas (Stars of the Lid, Ultrasound, etc.), viola virtuoso James Alexander (Cinders, ecfa) and Floridian transplant guitar god Chris Hackstie (Saturated, Loring), the lineup stabilized and their first album 5 Popes was recorded at the Bubble with Chris "Frenchie" Smith (16 Deluxe, Young Heart Attack) at the helm. The self-released record peaked at number one on many college radio stations across North America. The band has toured the Midwest, East Coast, and Canada multiple times since the original release of 5 Popes along w/ showcasing at SXSW 2003-2006.

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