THE BAND:Not much is available on the roots of this band. All I can really find is this bizarre article on their label's website, Future Farmer, (that is HELL to navigate, by the way), about their 2004 release, ...It Falls Apart. "This was supposed to be 'For Stars' major label debut after 3 previous releases, all with critical acclaim. What started out as a great pop record, grew darker and darker yet. The band did what they could, adding their parts but realizing the album had taken on a life of it's own. 'For Stars' ultimately let go and made a record that is about the band not knowing where they are or which direction they are going. It was not what they set out to do but they decided to just let it be."
Ooohh, spooky! That should give you some insight into....
THE SOUND: Thanks to Test Pilot Mark for bringing this band to my attention. However, all I have been able to unearth on this band is a track called 'There Was A River', off of their 2001 album, We Are All Beautiful People. After listening a few times to this great song, they come across like a U.S. version of Sigur Ros. Anyone who can pull of something in that vein definitely has some talent so be sure to give it a listen.Very moody and haunting. iTunes has all of their albums available for download as well for further sampling and buying.
mp3 - There Was A River EXPIRED