Further (band)

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Further
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Alternative rock, Indie rock
Years active 1990s
Labels Christmas Records, Creation, Fierce Panda, 100 Guitar Mania Records
Associated acts Shadowland, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks
Past members Brent Rademaker
Darren Rademaker
Josh Schwartz
Kevin Fitzgerald, Pete "Sleigher" Kinne, Chris Gunst, Jimmy Tamborelllo, Tom Sanford, Keith Olsen

Further was a United States indie rock band from Los Angeles, California, that evolved from an earlier band, Shadowland. They released several albums during the 1990s.

History[edit]

Further evolved from Shadowland, a sixties-influenced band led by brothers Brent and Darren Rademaker, that released two albums for Geffen Records in 1989 and 1990 (Shadowland and The Beauty of Escaping respectively).[1] Unlike Shadowland, Further were very much an indie rock band, gaining comparisons with the likes of Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth (Lee Ranaldo even guesting on their debut album).[2][3] Their second album, Sometimes Chimes, contained 25 tracks, and drew comparisons to Beck, Unrest, Pavement and Sebadoh.[3] Fitzgerald left the group before the release of their third album, Grimes Golden, and the three remaining members traded off on the drumming duties in a volleyball rotation a la Sebadoh.[3] The band became sufficiently popular in the United Kingdom to have records released on Creation Records (an expanded version of their debut album) and Fierce Panda. In 1995, the band recorded a five-track session for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show.[4] The band's final album, Next Time West Coast, saw the band's sound shift towards the sixties/severties-rock sound that the brothers would go on to explore in their later groups, The Tyde and Beachwood Sparks.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • "Filling Station" (1992) Bong Load
  • "Over & Out" (1992) Christmas
  • "Overrated" (1993) No Guff
  • In A Lonely Place EP (1993) Four Letter Words (split EP with Allen Clapp, Kevin, and Six Cents & Natalie)
  • "Hyde Park" (1993) (split 7" with Poastal & Diskothiq, came with Over The Wall fanzine)
  • Born Under a Good Sign EP (1993) Standard Recordings
  • "She Lives By The Castle" (1993) First Strike (split single with Fluf)
  • Chimes at Christmas EP (1994) Christmas Further w/ the Summer Hits (split EP with O & Judy and Rodchester)
  • Distance EP (1995) Lissy's (double 7-inch)
  • The Further John Peel Sessions (1995) Boxing Day
  • "I Wanna be a Stranger"/"They said it couldn't happen here...and it didn't" (1996) Kirb Dog
  • "The Fakers and the Takers" (1997) Fierce Panda

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "Rich Kids" on Jabberjaw, Good to the Last Drop (1994) Mammoth
  • "Pretty Core" on My So Called Life (music from the television series) (1995) Atlantic
  • "Insight" on A Means to an End, the Music of Joy Division (1995) Virgin
  • "Juniper" on Notes From the Underground Volume 2 (1995) Priority
  • "lhs '79 (live)" on KXLU, 88.9FM, Los Angeles, Live, Volume 1 (1995) KXLU
  • "Day to Day" on Pop American Style (1996) March
  • "Quiet Riot Grrl" on Modern Day Paintings by Original Musical Artists (1997) Fingerpaint
  • "The Fakers & The Takers" on Nings and Roundabouts (1999) Fierce Panda
  • "I Wanna Be a Stranger" on Songs for Cassavetes (2001) Better Looking

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Further - Biography". allmusic.com. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  2. ^ Spano, Charles. "Further - Griptape Review". allmusic.com. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c Robbins, Ira. "Further". TrouserPress. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "Keeping It Peel - Further". Keeping It Peel. BBC. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  5. ^ Bregman, Adam. "Further - Next Time West Coast Review". allmusic.com. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 

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