Mon, 17 October 2005
Sound Team is yet another amazing Austin band on the verge of massive success. Two-thirds of the band's six members attended the same high school in San Antonio, TX. There they played and recorded music with a variety of groups. Sooner or later, the band grew and developed into the current lineup present today.
Bassist/multi-instrumentalist Bill Baird and vocalist/guitarist Matt Oliver met in Austin in 2001. The band has a young fanbase, being as in 2002, Baird asked his younger brother Michael and Michael’s friend Jordan Johns to join the band. Both of the guys were in high school at the time. Over the next two years the band added Bill's old friend and guitarist Sam Sanford and organist Gabe Pearlman to establish the Sound Team present on their new record "Work".
The independent group released their initial recordings on CD-Rs, limited press 7-inch vinyls, several cassettes, with each release and show garnering gradual audience and press attention. After months of searching, Bill stumbled upon former record-pressing plant filled with "three tons of garbage, asbestos and cockroaches." After finding the location, the band invested and became the owners of Big Orange Records and soon began making handmade records. Sound Team's next record, Work is the band's last self-released release prior to their debut record on Capitol in spring of 2006. On Work, a 5 track EP released, 185-gram vinyl and, like habit, cassette tape, the band continues its style of synth and guitar waves and rhythmic evolutions.
The band has had sporadic touring schedules(last playing hometown Austin at SXSW) and has been in the studio for months. They are doing a two week tour up to NYC where they played CMJ's Summerstage with Arcade Fire. This tour will be with Mazarin.
11/10/05 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Red Star
11/11/05 - Houston, TX @ TBA
11/12/05 - Austin, TX @ Emo's (Inside)
11/13/05 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
11/14/05 - Norman, OK @ Opolis
11/16/05 - Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
11/17/05 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/19/05 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
11/22/05 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/23/05 - Philadelphia, PA @ Northstar
Their latest release has the image designed by Sam Sanford. It's a three and half feet square canvas with the details of the album.
Sound Team - Don't Turn Away
Sound Team - It's Obvious What's Happening Here
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