Extra Life (band)

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Extra Life
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Background information
Origin United States Brooklyn, New York
Genres Avant-garde
Experimental
Math rock
Progressive rock
Pop
Folk
Electronic
Years active 2006-2012
Labels Lo Recordings, Planaria, Sockets, I and Ear, Shatter Your Leaves
Associated acts Zs
Dirty Projectors
Yukon
Archaeopteryx
STATS
Little Women
Snowblink
Nat Baldwin Band
Sculptress
Seaven Teares
Website http://www.lookerland.info/
Past members Charlie Looker
Caley Monahon-Ward
Nick Podgurski
Travis Laplante
Tony Gedrich
Ian Antonio
Karen Waltuch

Extra Life was an experimental band from Brooklyn. They are known for using unusual rhythms and time signatures, and for Charlie Looker's (ex Zs and Dirty Projectors) unique singing style, which often uses melisma and is reminiscent of medieval and Renaissance music.[1]

Other members of Extra Life also play in a number of other bands. Nick Podgurski plays drums in Yukon. Caley Monahon-Ward plays violin in Snowblink.

Math rock artist Tyondai Braxton formerly of Battles recommended the band on their Myspace, saying "Totally scored out. Awkward rhythm. Amazing".

On November 13, 2012, Extra Life officially disbanded because, "...the inner creative momentum driving the band has stalled."[2]

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