Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 2000s
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Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2001 by Bradford Cox (1982, Athens, Georgia, USA; vocals) and Moses Archuleta (keyboards), the early line-up of this US art punk band also featured Justin Bosworth (b. 1980, d. 2004; bass) and Dan Walton (drums). Guitarist Colin Mee quickly replaced the latter, and with Archuleta doubling on drums the quartet recorded a split 7-inch vinyl single with Alphabets. Before the single could be released, however, Bosworth died in a skating accident and was replaced by Josh Fauver. The new line-up completed “Turn It Up Faggot”, a fractious, uneven dance punk recording that provided an apt summary of the combustible band’s live performances at the time. New member Lockett Pundt’s accomplished guitar work was featured to good effect on the follow-up, Cryptograms. Released at the start of 2007, the album was a notably more introverted release than the debut, with subtle ambient textures emboldening the band’s post-punk...

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