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RE: our bands | from c.Sep 28 2001 - 13:32

Name: charles

Band: charles atlas

Site: down at the moment

Influences: terry rily, jim o'rourke, slint, low, stereolab, the for carnation

Based in san francisco.

we supported idaho last week for their first show of the tour. (thanks idaho)

other bands i've been in: piano magic, dart(who supported idaho years ago) half film, casino vs japan

charles atlas has released two records and a split 7" with alan sparhawk on starstarstereo. our new record comes out next month on static caravan.

RE: our bands | from Seth HowardSep 27 2001 - 13:26

Ok. This is a shameless plug, so I'll keep it short. My album "Scar Stories" is now available.

MP3s of three of the songs are available at http://www.mp3.como/sethhoward

If you're interested in getting a copy of the disc, please e-mail me for details.

RE: our bands | from Jack ViperSep 06 2001 - 14:13


Check out. Not so typical stuff.

RE: our bands | from g / j / kSep 06 2001 - 07:50

band: glennon karr (just me)

sound: mostly acoustic guitar nick drake-ishness, mixed with huge atmospheric guitar.

influences: definite idaho influences, jeff buckley, afghan whigs, american music club, death cab for cutie, sunny day, mogwai, sparklehorse, radiohead -- same as eveyone else it seems...

website: www.mp3.com/glennonkarr

RE: our bands | from VirginiaSep 05 2001 - 15:57

Band: T.A.M.E.

Sound: My Macintosh® & Household Appliances arguing over the police scanner.

Influences: Alcohol & Sparklehorse, Her Space Holiday, mogWai.

Website: www.rynozrus.8k.com

RE: our bands | from RyanSep 01 2001 - 14:51

I play in a band called Electric Girls. There's a subtle Idaho influence, but we're closer to Husker Du, Mission of Burma, "Isn't Anything"-era My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, and other loud chunky bands.
MP3's are posted at 3200bpm.com/secret.htm, information can be found at electricgirls.net.

RE: our bands | from Seth HowardJul 03 2001 - 16:52


I just added three new songs ("lemon chiffon", "january 30th",and "fragments") to my MP3 page (http://www.mp3.com/sethhoward).

These are much more arranged than the acoustic stuff I have up there.

If you like RHP, Idaho, Eitzel, Bedhead, American Analog Set, etc..., you might just dig it.

RE: our bands | from robMay 29 2001 - 22:04

I've resisted posting something on my band for ages... but what the hell. I play in a band called Braving the Seabed, We are from Australia and love Idaho, Red house, C-Clamp and the likes. We have an album coming out very soon in the U.S on SunSeaSkyRecords. to hear some tunes go to the SSS site and then go to releases.

RE: our bands | from Mike MyersMay 18 2001 - 15:52


Yes, as a matter of fact I played drums in thestringandreturn up until almost a year ago.

By the way, if you are in Braving the Seabed, I absolutely WORSHIP your record. SunSeaSky rules and I hope Shawn is treating you guys as well as he's treated my old band.

email me if you'd like.


RE: our bands | from robMay 16 2001 - 23:05

Mike Myers were you in TheStringAndReturn?

RE: our bands | from RobOfSnowdenFameMay 15 2001 - 15:32

Cost of Karate Kid video: $10

Cost of getting Mike Myers drunk: $20

Listening to drunk Mike Myers talk about the Karate Kid: Priceless

RE: our bands | from Mike MyersMay 08 2001 - 18:28

Band: To Conquer

URL: www.ToConquer.com

Hometown: Kansas City

Record Label: None yet- record our own shit.

Influences: Trans Am, Pink Floyd, Bedhead, Sonic Youth, Stereolab, Red House Painters, Thestringandreturn, Haloshifter, The Hillary Step, Space is Kind, Presence and others.

Men who enjoy music.

Snowden kicks ass.

RE: our bands | from MikeMay 08 2001 - 17:06

Band: NROB

Homepage: None (yet) Any help or information on getting a web site the cheepest, yet efficient way, please give me a hollar.

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Record Label: Boo-Woo Records.

Influences: Mojave 3, Neil Young, Idaho, Cracker, Wilco, and a lot of the bands listed above.

We play every Wednesday night in Salt Lake City @ O'Shucks (100 S. 22 East) downtown SLC. If you are in the area, come down and check us out. Some of our songs are available on Napster.

Hopefully Idaho will come to a theater near us here in SLC. (Even though the border is 90 miles away...LOL!!!)

RE: our bands | from gordApr 16 2001 - 18:57

my band:

Luminator - www.mp3.com/luminator
double-bass/guitar/drums - a lot of people compare us to Mogwai or GYBE! (altough we're WAY less orchestral).

the label that I run:

Aporia - www.aporia-records.com
releases records by Mellonova and Isabel's Dream. Some have said that Mellonova reminds them of Idaho..

I think it's fair to say that all the various bands that have been listed in this thread as influences have affected the various projects with which I'm involved...


RE: our bands | from monicaApr 15 2001 - 18:04

I play drums and I've always wanted to get involved in a band that shared my influences (a lot of the same as the ones listed above), but that has never seemed to come to pass. Also, I've never been in a band that's recorded anything (that I'd be willing to share, there was one awhile back that did but it's not something I enjoy anymore)

However, I do make electronic music. Doesn't sound a thing like anything anybody has posted and I don't know if anybody here will like it but I'll give the url anyway.

http://envy.nu/aaronburr is the website I made and http://www.mp3.com/aaronburr is where to go if you want to listen without having to download the mp3s. My project is called the Aaron Burr Conspiracy and it tends to range from dark drum and bass (that somehow ends up sounding like Pink Floyd at times) to happy, kind of funky techno. Anyway, if you're bored take a look. Sorry for the rambling.

And I'm in Dallas, TX.


RE: our bands | from Seth HowardApr 04 2001 - 15:26

Sorry for the semi-duplicate post (see my earlier one), but the new Stone Throwers page is up an mp3.co(http://www.mp3.com/thestonethrowers).

By the by SnowdenPlugOne, I'm a ex-Missourian, so the name Giants Chair rings a bell. I'll check your stuff out.

RE: our bands | from robMar 26 2001 - 09:21

re; earlier comment about nationality...no, we're not all american - i'm from portishead, bristol, england

anyway, i don't have a band, but if i had one it would include elements of (at the very least)

idaho (!)

and i would insist on using a brass band a la 'Lotus' from Merz's last album. and oboe like on Summerhouse by Divine Comedy. and strings like on Lambchop's How I quit smoking / Nick Drake. and use sounds in the way Talk Talk did on Laughing Stock. And samplers as per Ben Christophers

I could do my nowhere near as good as Jeff Buckley voice, but to be honest it's not too hot an idea: Might get a female in for the vocals!


RE: our bands | from ashley bMar 09 2001 - 11:09

mmm... giant's chair.. RIP one of kanasas city's finest..IMHO. love the artwork on that first record..

RE: our bands | from SnowdenPlugOneMar 08 2001 - 10:30

I got this rockin' teenage combo called Snowden. I played bass for 9 years, got bored with it, switched to guitar about 2 years ago. Then I made a band formed around me playing guitar and singing. We aren't as good as I'd like us to be, but we're putting out some interesting stuff. Like my man said, "Even a blind pig finds a truffle every once in a while." If you're native to Kansas City, and are interested in checking out a sloppy indie rock 3-piece, go to http://listen.to/snowden It's fun!
Oh, yeah, we've been compared to Giants Chair. The first album. Like you know who that is....

RE: our bands | from gerardMar 07 2001 - 07:34

Excellent Tony!

hope you like them... We're signed to Human Condition Records in Edinburgh and our new album 'Marblehead' is released on April 23rd. You can still get the first one 'Blue Eye' in larger record shops or www.amazon.co.uk.


RE: our bands | from Tony PeekMar 06 2001 - 14:32

wow, very cool web site. I'll down load the songs and have a listen.

RE: our bands | from Gerard Mar 06 2001 - 02:55

I'm English, but working and playing in Scotland.

RE: our bands | from To Adam Mar 05 2001 - 13:59


Thank you for listening to the
song. I know it's a bit strange
but that's just the way it came
Have you got anything that I can
listen to?

Are all you guys American?

RE: our bands | from Tony PeekMar 05 2001 - 13:47

I've written some songs which can be downloaded from


I would be grateful for any conmments.

Tony Peek

RE: our bands | from adamMar 02 2001 - 12:34

I feel I should ammend my last post, as now reading it, I feel I may come off sounding a bit snobby, which is easy to do when you get tangled up in that old "originality" argument. My band is always getting compared to Idaho, RHP, Rex and Low, just as many bands do when you play slower guitar-based pop music. These comparisons are fair, and every band is at some point compared to a genre either deservingly or not. Idaho (in their formative years) were compared to Dinosaur Jr, RHP and Codeine. RHP (in their formative years) were constantly compared to Nick Drake and American Music club. Some of these were accurate and fair, others weren't (e.g. I think Idaho actually pre-dates RHP, pretty hard to be influenced by a band you've never heard), but having said that, all of the above bands are doing something unique within a certain style of music. These bands share many characteristics (layered guitars, feedback swells, minimalist percussion) but achieve wildly different results. I guess my point is, we are all enamoured with Jeff's band and music, and so obviously his music influences us, as does any art/music that touches you as personally as this. I heard some old Codeine the other day, and it blew me away how much it sounded like older Idaho, initially. But when the singer started, everything changed, and the song had an entirely different effect. Wether or not Idaho listened to Codeine or Codeine listened to Idaho is beside the point. What's the point? Heck if I know, I'm just rambling. But I think the point is, I was wrong to criticize your music, Michel. Nothing comes from nowhere, and it's only natural to draw inspiration from good art. Critics suck.

RE: our bands | from michelMar 02 2001 - 12:33

absolutely. That feedback stunt has never been repeated on any other song. we were just curious and are big idahofans so why not. But still, you're right, idaho is a hearable influence, but it could be worse:)

RE: our bands | from adamMar 02 2001 - 12:07

I'm sorry Michel, I didn't intend any hard feelings. What I consider derivative (the style of the controlled feedback- ala Dan Seta, and the chord progression) is my interpretation, and may not seem this way through another pair of ears. Still, it's a beautiful song, and you have a nice voice. I would like to hear some other material, so I had more to go on. But you yourself admit the similarities, yes?

RE: our bands | from michelMar 02 2001 - 12:06

sorry adam, i take back that last remark, couldn't undo it and it really sucks.

RE: our bands | from michelMar 02 2001 - 11:50

as you had noticed: it's not on the album for obvious reasons.
no hard feelings (but adam, where's your bandlink, i'd like to hear something entirely fresh in universe) michel

RE: our bands | from adamMar 02 2001 - 11:26

Wow..... Gardin is very Idaho-like. Does this ever freak you out Jeff? Hearing bands that are so derivative of what you do? I understand that nothing comes from nowhere, and everybody is influenced by something, but listen to this "alone" track. I mean..... c'mon. I've been listening to your music since I was like 17, and I cite you as an obvious influence, but when I write, I purposely steer myself away from ideas that resemble stuff I've already heard. It's like, I've heard stuff from Codeine that sounds similar to Idaho, but it's not, y'know?

I guess I'm rambling, but it bothers me when I hear music that seems so deliberately mimiced. Do you see this as flattery, or worse?

RE: our bands | from michelMar 02 2001 - 04:19

Band: Gardin
site http://www.gardinmusic.com

influences: Nick Drake, Bedhead, Swans, Idaho, Low, Spain. poverty & poriomaniacs in general.

lost track of mp3's on the net there's one live thingy at site.

cheerio michel

RE: our bands | from Randy G.Feb 21 2001 - 10:31

Band: Plumage
Home: Silicon Valley (no bearing on music :)
Silicon Valley Home: http://www.plumage.com

Influences: Most of the bands listed above.

Other influences: Mainly influenced by the tiny details you catch a glimpse of in a moment of gelled time. The sweep of an arc of someone's arm as they are talking to someone else across a restaurant, the way a streetlamp shines in penumbra behind someone's head, causing the strands at the edge to take fire. Moments completely ordinary that make you want to burst.

Please stop by and say hello- let me know you came from the Idaho board!

Jeff- Thank you for your music. Frankly no other band puts me in such a mood as yours, but the music is so beautiful I can't help but listen.

RE: our bands | from trevorFeb 20 2001 - 11:40

ephraim hill's band Hovland has made it into heavy rotation on my MP3 player. Check their stuff out.

RE: our bands | from ephraim hillFeb 06 2001 - 15:21

name: ephraim hill

our band: hovland

mp3's & 7" available @ www.hoperecords.com

influences: red house painters, idaho, low, polvo...
you get the idea

we were fortunate enough to open for idaho and slumber party
when they came through town...a definite high-point!

pittsburgh, pa

RE: our bands | from +j+Feb 05 2001 - 22:10

my band, moody pop


influences: richard buckner, low, ida, red house painters....

vancouver, bc

RE: our bands | from Seth HowardFeb 05 2001 - 11:47

Well, I have a pretty split personality when it comes to music, so here goes...


- my stuff

stripped down (just acoustic guitar and voice) songs in the vein of Mark Eitzel/Mark Kozelek/(early)Elliot Smith, etc...


-my band (I play 2nd guitar)

a little bit more roots rock oriented - a cup of Son Volt, a dollup of Luna, a pinch of Yo La Tengo, and a dash of Television - the site's pretty out of date, but there are song samples posted


-the wacky improv. collective I play viola and other random instruments in

We play various structured improvisation "game pieces" including John Zorn's COBRA and several other "games" devised by our members. Sonically, this stuff probably occupies a space between contemporary classical and free jazz. It's probably a bit difficult to listen to at times, but it's a blast to play.

RE: our bands | from jeremy trueFeb 04 2001 - 03:37

Name: Jeremy true

Band: faded

Site: faded.iuma.com

Influences: curve, new order, luna, the cure, cocteau twins red house painters, idaho, low, U2 slowdive...

sounds like: a whole bunch of stuff that i listen too- lol but steering towards the indie rock side and away from the 4AD female singer sound

Based in san francisco!!!!!

RE: our bands | from brianFeb 02 2001 - 13:46

name: brian (guitar, keyboard and programming)

band: UltraGrey

site: www.ultragrey.com

musical comparisons: the Cure, Cocteau Twins, Ride

musical influences: the Cure, Idaho, Joy Division, Dead Can Dance, The The, Curve ..etc.

RE: our bands | from Justin EmerleFeb 02 2001 - 09:12

Name: Justin

Band: The Echo Orbiter

Site: http://echoorbiter.homestead.com/echo.html

Influences: Syd Barrett, Elephant 6, Beach Boys, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Ride,
Idaho, Belle & Sebastian, Bright Eyes, Existentialism........

Based in Philadelphia PA.......

RE: our bands | from Andy FountasFeb 02 2001 - 09:05

Name: Andy

Band: Duochrome

Site: Vitalcog.com

Influences: Galaxie 500, Pavement, Polvo, Ride, GBV, The Church...

Based in Northern NJ.

idaho fan bands | from trevorFeb 02 2001 - 08:26

I'm kind of curious to hear what
the idaho fans (and I would bet a good
deal of us have them) bands sound like.
The are a few people on the list that
have been bouncing email back and forth
but I would like to hear what the rest of
you stuff sounds like. I'll go first:

Name: Trevor Bajus

band: Skycam

web/mp3s: www.skycam-music.com

influences: Idaho, Bedhead, Luna, My
bloody Valentine, Slint

based in NYC. I've also been in Hayseed,
Canaveral, and Volley.

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