Todd Fink March 3, 1974 from Omaha, Nebraska is the lead singer of the band The Faint. He attended Omaha's Westside High School. Baechle was one of four members of the band Commander Venus, started by Conor Oberst in Omaha, Nebraska in 1994; the members of Commander Venus were Oberst, Tim Kasher and Robb Nansel. The band released two albums before it broke up: 1995's Do You Feel at Home? and 1997's Uneventful Vacation. The band released music on Lumberjack Records and New York's Wind-up Records; as lead singer of The Faint, Fink has expanded his musical repertoire from the Commander Venus/Park Ave.-reminiscent Media to the more mature, acid-freak-out records Blank-Wave Arcade and Danse Macabre to the mellowed Wet from Birth. With Fink in The Faint is his brother Clark Baechle on drums. In March 2005, he married Orenda Fink. In 2007, Jacob Thiele, Derek Pressnall started the dance party GOO, but tour schedules and Omaha venue changes shut the party down. Bright Eyes - A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997 Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors Bright Eyes - There Is No Beginning to the Story Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground Cursive - The Ugly Organ Steve Aoki - Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles Felix Cartal - Popular Music Appeared in the music video for Neva Dinova's "Yellow Datsun."
He hands the guy in the wheelchair the guitar. Can be heard in the hidden track on Fevers And Mirrors by Bright Eyes, impersonating Conor Oberst in a fake interview. Appeared in the video for "The Recluse" by Cursive. Used to ride for H-street skateboards in the early 1990s The Faint official website Saddle Creek Records Interview with Todd at wenn's rockt! WebTV
Reptar is an American band from Athens, Georgia founded by members Graham Ulicny, Ryan Engelberger, William Kennedy and Andrew McFarland. Reptar's first release, Oblangle Fizz Y'all, came out on August 2, 2011 through Vagrant Records and Make Records not Bombs. Jace Bartlet joined in 2012, playing his first show at the Georgia Theater for New Year's Eve 2011-2012; that same year, Reptar released their debut album Body Faucet through Vagrant Records on May 1 and reached #7 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The band's name is taken from the Rugrats character Reptar, which singer/guitarist Graham Ulicny explained "I first tried to name the band Invisible Boyfriend, everybody goes,'that is the stupidest name I have heard in my life.'" Said Ulicny: " is the second stupidest band name we have heard."On January 14, 2015 Reptar announced that they'd signed to Joyful Noise Recordings and made a limited edition, non-album single available for pre-order Reptar announced the release date for their second album Lurid Glow and premiered a single from the album, "Ice Black Sand" on February 4, 2015.
Graham Ulicny - vocals, guitar Ryan Engelberger - bass William Kennedy - keyboards Andrew McFarland - drums Jace Bartlet - guitar Official website Reptar at AllMusic
The Faint is an American indie rock band. Formed in Omaha, the band consists of Todd Fink, Graham Ulicny and Clark Baechle; the Faint was known as Norman Bailer and included Conor Oberst. He quit shortly after the band was formed, though the Faint continued to share a spot with Bright Eyes on Saddle Creek Records. Growing up, Fink and Baechle skateboarded in their free time until Fink developed knee problems, which shifted their hobbies towards making music; the band consisted of Clark Baechle, Todd Fink, Joel Petersen. They signed to Saddle Creek Records and released a few singles, but were unable to establish widespread sales. After adding Matt Bowen, the Faint released Media. At the end of 1998 Jacob Thiele joined the band, shortly thereafter Matt Bowen was replaced by Ethan Jones, they toured the U. S. playing what would become the songs that would comprise the next album, Blank-Wave Arcade which had a more dance and techno influenced sound and was an underground hit. Before recording the album, Jones left the band and was replaced on bass guitar by Joel Petersen, who played both bass and guitar on the album.
Partway through the creation of Danse Macabre, the Faint added Dapose, a death metal guitarist of LEAD. Their next album, recorded with Mike Mogis and released in 2004, was called Wet from Birth. In May 2008, the Faint announced that they had split from Saddle Creek and that their fifth studio album would be self-released under their own label, blank.wav. The album, entitled Fasciinatiion, was released on August 5, 2008 in the U. S; the first single from the album is "The Geeks Were Right", released on Boys Noize Records. It was announced that the band would tour North America with British electronic group Ladytron during the spring. Since the release of Fasciinatiion, three of the band members, Clark Baechle, Todd Fink and Jacob Thiele have been with little advertising, performing under the name Depressed Buttons, playing remixes of other artists, DJing for various small clubs and venues; the band performed an original song "Teach Me Teacher" on the children's show Yo Gabba Gabba! in the third-season episode "School" aired September 19, 2010.
On October 30, 2012, Saddle Creek Records released a deluxe edition of Danse Macabre with the original album remastered and unreleased tracks, a DVD of archival footage, live projections from that era's tour dates, live footage. The band announced that it would play "Danse Macabre" in its entirety along with fan favorites during a tour of 24 cities across North America. In 2016, Graham Ulicny replaced Jacob Thiele on keyboards. Todd Fink — vocals, guitar Clark Baechle — drums, percussion Dapose — guitar Graham Ulicny — keyboards, vocals Conor Oberst — guitar, vocals Matt Bowen — bass, keyboards Ethan Jones — bass Jacob Thiele — keyboards, vocals Joel Petersen — guitar, programming Sine Sierra Media Blank-Wave Arcade Blank-Wave Arcade Remixes Danse Macabre Danse Macabre Remixes Wet from Birth No. 99 US Fasciinatiion No. 46 US Doom Abuse Egowerk CAPSULE:1999-2016 Mote/Dust Agenda Suicide I Disappear Desperate Guys The Geeks Were Right Mirror Error Evil Voices EP Music Me All Over The Faint/Ex-Action Figures Radio 4 - Dance to the Underground Joy Electric - We Are Rock Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control Nine Inch Nails - Meet Your Master Nothing Left Fanzine No. 8 CD Sampler Song: "Acting: On Campus Television" Messages: Modern Synthpop Artists Cover OMD Song: "Enola Gay" Saddle Creek 50 Songs: "Worked Up So Sexual", "Take Me to the Hospital" Liberation: Songs to Benefit PETA Song: "Agenda Suicide" Lagniappe: A Saddle Creek Benefit for Hurricane Katrina Song: "Hypnotised" Injustice: Gods Among Us Soundtrack Song: "This Is Is Is Is Pain" Vverevvolf Grehv is the brainchild of Dapose.
The music of Vverevvolf Grehv combines the brutality of death metal, the tempos of speed metal and the sonic decimation of noise with the complexities of electronic music genres such as snare rush and IDM. He is influenced by Merzbow’s work, the writings of Howard Bloom, numerous classical composers. Vverevvolf Grehv works in Omaha Nebraska. AlbumsZombie Aesthetics - Relapse Records 2008 Broken Spindles The Faint on FreeIndie
Blank-Wave Arcade is the second studio album by the new wave band The Faint. It was released on November 1, 1999; this album is the 28th release of Saddle Creek Records. "Sex Is Personal" – 3:37 "Call Call" – 2:26 "Worked Up So Sexual" – 2:40 "Cars Pass in Cold Blood" – 2:40 "Casual Sex" – 3:15 "Victim Convenience" – 2:55 "Sealed Human" – 3:06 "In Concert" – 2:19 "The Passives" – 2:41 Clark Baechle – Drums Todd Fink – Vocals A. J. Mogis – Engineer Joel Petersen – Bass, Guitar Jacob Thiele – Synthesizer, Vocals Jamie Williams – Photography, Cover Photo
Doom Abuse is the sixth full-length studio album from Nebraska act The Faint. The album was released in US on April 8, 2014. Todd Fink Jacob Thiele Dapose Clark Baechle The Faint website The Faint official MySpace
Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United States and United Kingdom in the 1970s. Used to describe independent record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced and was used interchangeably with alternative rock; as grunge and punk revival bands in the US and Britpop bands in the UK broke into the mainstream in the 1990s, it came to be used to identify those acts that retained an outsider and underground perspective. In the 2000s, as a result of changes in the music industry and the growing importance of the Internet, some indie rock acts began to enjoy commercial success, leading to questions about its meaningfulness as a term. Sometimes used interchangeably with "guitar pop rock", in the mid-1980s, the term "indie" began to be used to describe the music produced on punk and post-punk labels; some prominent indie rock record labels were founded during the 1980s. During the 1990s, grunge bands broke into the mainstream, the term "alternative" lost its original counter-cultural meaning.
The term "indie rock" became associated with the bands and genres that remained dedicated to their independent status. By the end of the 1990s, indie rock developed several subgenres and related styles, including lo-fi, noise pop, slowcore, post-rock, math rock. In the 2000s, changes in the music industry and in music technology enabled a new wave of indie rock bands to achieve mainstream success. In the early 2000s, a new group of bands that played a stripped-down, back-to-basics version of guitar rock emerged into the mainstream; the commercial breakthrough from these scenes was led by four bands: The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Hives and The Vines. Emo broke into mainstream culture in the early 2000s. By the end of the decade, the proliferation of indie bands was being referred to as "indie landfill"; the term indie rock, which comes from "independent," describes the small and low-budget labels on which it is released and the do-it-yourself attitude of the bands and artists involved. Although distribution deals are struck with major corporate companies, these labels and the bands they host have attempted to retain their autonomy, leaving them free to explore sounds and subjects of limited appeal to large, mainstream audiences.
The influences and styles of the artists have been diverse, including punk, post-punk and country. The terms "alternative rock" and "indie rock" were used interchangeably in the 1980s, but after many alternative bands followed Nirvana into the mainstream in the early 1990s, "indie rock" began to be used to describe those bands, working in a variety of styles, that did not pursue or achieve commercial success. Aesthetically speaking, indie rock is characterized as having a careful balance of pop accessibility with noise, experimentation with pop music formulae, sensitive lyrics masked by ironic posturing, a concern with "authenticity," and the depiction of a simple guy or girl. Allmusic identifies indie rock as including a number of "varying musical approaches compatible with mainstream tastes". Linked by an ethos more than a musical approach, the indie rock movement encompassed a wide range of styles, from hard-edged, grunge-influenced bands, through do-it-yourself experimental bands like Pavement, to punk-folk singers such as Ani DiFranco.
In fact, there is an everlasting list of subgenres of indie rock. Many countries have developed an extensive local indie scene, flourishing with bands with enough popularity to survive inside the respective country, but unknown elsewhere. However, there are still indie bands that start off locally, but attract an international audience. Indie rock is noted for having a high proportion of female artists compared with preceding rock genres, a tendency exemplified by the development of the feminist-informed Riot Grrrl music of acts like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, 7 Year Bitch, Team Dresch and Huggy Bear. However, Cortney Harding pointed out that this sense of equality is not reflected in the number of women running indie labels; the BBC documentary Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie pinpoints the birth of indie as the 1977 self-publication of the Spiral Scratch EP by Manchester band Buzzcocks. Although Buzzcocks are classified as a punk band, it has been argued by the BBC and others that the publication of Spiral Scratch independently of a major label led to the coining of the name "indie".
"Indie pop" and "indie" were synonymous. In the mid-1980s, "indie" began to be used to describe the music produced on post-punk labels rather than the labels themselves; the indie rock scene in the US was prefigured by the college rock that dominated college radio playlists, which included key bands like R. E. M. from the US and The Smiths from the UK. These two bands rejected the dominant synthpop of the early 1980s, helped inspire guitar-based jangle pop. In the United States, the term was associated with the abrasive, distortion-heavy sounds of the Pixies, Hüsker Dü, Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr. and The Replacements. In the United Kingdom the C86 cassette, a 1986 NME compilation featuring Primal Scream, The Pastels, The Wedding Present and other bands, was a document of the UK indie scene at the start of 1986, it gave its name to the indie pop scene that followed, a major influence on the development of the British indie scene as a whole. Major precursors of indie pop included Postcard bands Josef K and Orange Juice, significant labels included Creation and Glass.
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Media is the first studio album by new wave revivalists The Faint. Formally known as Norman Bailer, this is the first album under the Faint name, it was released on March 24, 1998. A clear style change can be seen after this album's release, moving from a more Post-hardcore influenced style to new wave; this album is the 21st release of Saddle Creek Records. "Syntax Lies" – 3:39 "Some Incriminating Photographs" – 3:09 "As the Doctor Talks" – 3:16 "Tandem: City to City" – 2:13 "Repertoire of Uncommon Depth" – 3:42 "Typing: 1974-2048" – 2:00 "Lullaby for the..." – 0:54 "Acting.