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詳細 2008年5月3日 23:51更新

the weary band


About The Weary Band

The Weary Band used to be called Valley Forge...It all started sometime in the last century with Tim and Alex recording songs on a 4-track cassette player. In early 2001 Phil joined on drums, and for a while they played with Aron on bass. When Aron left he was replaced by Matt Modget, who within a week of joining was playing onstage with the 'Forge in Paris. The band still have this show on video tape - all the songs were played at illegally fast speeds - the tempo cops chased them through the streets that night - but they never caught them.
A year, and a few gigs passed when Matt decided, like his predecessor that 6-strings good 4-strings bad, so the band auditioned again, only to choose a friend - Tom, who played with the band for the 2003/04 season, where The Weary Band were introduced in order to play some more of Tims' 200+ back catalogue of songs. They often supported themselves at gigs, playing a greedy total of more than 24 songs a night. The duality was met with appreciation by audiences and even journalists - yet the A&R men who had descended upon the band like "a veritable smog" were mightily confused.
Tom played his last low frequencies for the band in late 2004, and the band continued as a 3-piece and finished recording an debut album themselves (half weary, half valley) that was to be released on an independent label just before summer 2005, with a preceding single "Sunshine & Gold" - but the record company turned out to be wolves in sheeps' clothing (the sharp teeth should have given it away) and nothing happened.
Now settled as a four-piece with new bassist Andy, the band have recently recorded a bunch of songs in Liverpools' The Ranch Studios (The Coral/Kooks) and plan to release an EP and album in early 2007.

Elliott Smith, The Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Big Star, Crosby Stills & Nash, Nick Drake, Os Mutantes, Brian Wilson, Tom Waits, The Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, Pavement, Blue Cheer, The Beach Boys, Can, The Cure, Judee Sill, The Beatles, Wendy & Bonnie, Black Sabbath, Robert Wyatt, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, Syd Barrett, The Flaming Lips, The Soft Machine, David Bowie, Beck, Richard Thompson, Super Furry Animals, C.O.B, Cornelius, Scott Walker, Deerhoof, Mudhoney, Fela Kuti, Grandaddy, The Incredible String Band, Bridget St. John, Vashti Bunyan, Stravinsky, Love, Sain Records, The Pentangle, Meic Stevens, Jean Claude Vannier, Eric Dolphy, Weird War, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Idle Race, Belle & Sebastian, Captain Beefheart, Low, Chris Bell, Steve Reich (in the afternoon), Caetano Veloso, The Pink Fairies, Sonic Youth, Dennis Wilson, Euros Childs, Clinic, Kaleidoscope, Neu!, Godspeed, The Beta Band, Silver Mt. Zion, The Liars, Quasi, The Webb Brothers, Bob Dylan, B-Music, Stackridge, Kraftwerk, Royal Trux, Espers, Kevin Ayres, Shostakovich, Billy Nicholls, Morris On, Joy Division, Anne Briggs, Nick Cave, ELO, Paul Giovanni, Stephen Malkmus, The Jesus Lizard, Small Faces, Tunng, Linda Perhacs, The Pretty Things, Devendra Banhart, Heatmiser, Mercury Rev, Welsh Rare Beat, Television, Green Man Festival, Tropicalia, Robin Williamson, Saint Just, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Animal Collective, Nico...ooh, lots really, they all get in there somewhere.


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