Dan Deacon grew up on Long Island at a time when the local ska scene was burgeoning. Dan Deacon created and sang in his first band, Channel 59, starting in 1996. Channel 59 was well liked for their on-stage flair and their absurd songs, like "Bionic Man Hands" and "Samurai Warrior Nights".
Despite not being able to play a musical instrument or write notation, Meek displayed a remarkable facility for writing and producing successful commercial recordings. In writing songs he was reliant on musicians such as Dave Adams, Geoff Goddard or Charles Blackwell to transcribe melodies from his v
Thrill Jockey Records is an American independent record label established in 1992 in New York City by former Atlantic Records A&R employee Bettina Richards. Richards started the label with $35,000 of personal and family capital, while working at a Hoboken, N.J., record store, and ran it from her apar
John Aloysius Fahey was born in Takoma Park, MD into a musical household--both his parents played the piano. On weekends, the family often attended performances of top country and bluegrass groups of the day, but it was hearing Bill Monroe's version of Jimmie Rodgers' "Blue Yodel No. 7" on the radio