Butterglory

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Butterglory
Origin Lawrence, Kansas, Visalia, California, USA
Genres Indie rock, Indie pop, Lo-fi
Years active 1992 – 1997
Labels Merge Records
Associated acts Pavement, Archers of Loaf, Neutral Milk Hotel, Rocketship, White Whale
Past members Matt Suggs, Debby Vander Wall, Stephen Naron

Butterglory is an American indie-rock band from Lawrence, Kansas. Contemporaries of indie rock groups like Pavement and Archers of Loaf, the band helped explore similar musical territories [1] and expand the genre. The band released four albums with Merge Records.

History[edit]

Composed of Matt Suggs and Debby Vander Wall, it has been said that Butterglory feature "simple pop pleasures of strum-and-drone guitars, big snare beats, and hummable melodies." The band began in 1992 with the release of their Alexander Bends EP. They later found a home at Merge Records and released their first album 'Crumble' in 1994. This was followed by a collection of singles entitled 'Downed' in 1995. Adding bassist Stephen Naron and a variety of other players the group released the more developed 'Are You Building a Temple in Heaven?'.[2] The group's final record, 'Rat Tat Tat' was released on Merge Records in 1997.[3]

Matt Suggs now plays with White Whale.[4]

Discography[edit]

Main Releases

  • Crumble (1994)
  • Downed (1995)
  • Are You Building a Temple in Heaven? (1996)
  • Rat Tat Tat (1997)

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