Engine Down

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Engine Down
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Farewell Show in Richmond, VA, 9/4/05
Background information
Origin Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1996–2005
Labels Lookout Records
Lovitt Records

Engine Down was an American four-piece rock band from Richmond, Virginia, active from 1996–2005. They were a part of the Washington, D.C. area post-hardcore movement, along with bands like The Dismemberment Plan, Q and Not U, and Faraquet. The lineup included Keeley Davis on guitar and vocals, Jason Wood on bass and vocals, Jonathan Fuller on guitar and backup vocals, and Cornbread Compton on drums. In early recordings Wood and founding member Jeremy Taylor served as primary lead vocalists, but later in their career the duties of lead singer switched primarily to Davis.

In 2005 Engine Down disbanded, following a farewell tour. Davis joined the band Sparta as lead guitarist. Compton began drumming for various bands including Biology, a side project with From Autumn to Ashes members Francis Mark and Josh Newton. Compton then joined Cursive to record their 2009 album Mama, I'm Swollen. Keeley and Jonathon Fuller have reunited in both Denali, and new band, Heks Orkest, featuring Denali member, Cam DiNunzio


  • Keeley Davis - guitar, vocals
  • Jason Wood - bass, vocals
  • Jonathan Fuller - guitar, vocals
  • Cornbread Compton - drums, percussion, piano
  • Jeremy Taylor - guitar, vocals (1996–98)

Keeley Davis currently plays guitar and sings for Sparta and Glös. Cornbread Compton currently plays drums for Electric Guest. Jonathan Fuller currently plays drums for Bats and Mice.



  1. ^ Haywood, Brad (May 23, 2002). "Engine Down - Demure". Pitchfork. 
  2. ^ Freelon, Deen (2003-09-01). "Engine Down - Demure". Stylus Magazine. 
  3. ^ Howe, Brian (August 24, 2004). "Engine Down - Engine Down". Pitchfork. 

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