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Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

In a twisted way, the beginning of this US indie rock outfit occurred from the tragic death of Jeff Buckley, as two members of Buckley’s backing band, guitarist Michael Tighe (New York, USA) and drummer Parker Kindred (b. New Jersey, USA), would go on to reside in the A.M. Former actor Tighe had been a member of Buckley’s band since the initial sessions for his classic debut, 1994’s Grace. One song Buckley and Tighe collaborated on originally as a b-side, ‘So Real’, was included on Grace at the last moment, and became one of the album’s stand-out tracks. Just before sessions began on Buckley’s highly anticipated second album, original drummer Matt Johnson left Buckley’s band, and was replaced by Kindred. An album’s worth of tunes (with former Television mainstay Tom Verlaine serving as producer) was going to be Tighe and Kindred’s debut with Buckley, but the album was eventually shelved. In the wake of...

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