Andy Cheng, Andrew Malenda, and Michael Worsa met at SUNY New Paltz in 1992. Their first album, Still Awake, was released in 1996. Recorded by Jacques Cohen, The album contained moments of epic shoegaze and darker post-punk.
After college, Cheng and Malenda relocated to Williamsburg, NY while Worsa remained upstate. The band recorded and performed on and off from 1998 to 2005. At least an album’s worth of material was written during this period, but no recordings were released. In 2006, the band released a remastered version of Still Awake.
In 2010, Cheng and Malenda began working in earnest on what would become their second album. Learning to record and produce on their own, the new songs were more layered and atmospheric than their debut. Dead Love’s Grave was finally released in the summer of 2014. The album went on to be included on several shoegaze “best of lists” for 2014.
In 2015, drummer Shay Lynch joined as the band began to perform live again. In September 2015, the band contributed a cover of Ride’s “Today” for the compilation “Leave Them All Behind – A Tribute to Ride” released by Sao Paolo label “The Blog That Celebrates Itself.”
Two years later, the band returns with the Lull EP. The EP features six songs recorded on 4 track cassette between 2002 – 2005. Taken from a couple of tapes found while moving out of a practice space, the songs were treated with minimal overdubs and production. The resulting record has a more spacious, minimal, haunting, acoustic sound than its predecessors.
Echoing the cover for Dead Love’s Grave, Lull again features cover art by Anastasia Ugorskaya. The EP is available in a limited vinyl pressing of 200 copies and as a digital download.
The band is currently working on a full length follow up to Dead Love’s Grave.
SOURCE: Official Bio
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