Oxford Collapse

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Decades: 2000s
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This Brooklyn, New York, USA-based post-slacker indie rock act was formed in 2001 by Mike Pace (Michael Pace, 28 January 1979, Queens, New York City, New York, USA; guitar, recorder, melodica, vocals) and Dan Fetherston (b. Daniel Fetherston, 18 April 1979, Manchester, Connecticut, USA; drums/vocals). Following Pace’s return from a college placement in England, Fetherston began to learn to play his kit with the specific intent of drumming for Oxford Collapse. A formative element of the band’s sound was their willingness to prioritise fun, humour and honesty over any pretence of a quest for stardom. Although many other post-2000 indie acts, such as Canada’s Hot Hot Heat and Scotland’s Dogs Die In Hot Cars, went the whole hog in attempting to recreate the sound of late 70s period XTC, it was only Pace’s yelping vocals that nodded explicitly towards that band. They combined this with the chaotic, discordant and self-deprecating approach of...

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