Jeff Angell

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Jeff Angell
Born (1973-02-13) February 13, 1973 (age 41)
Tacoma, Washington
Origin Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, hard rock, blues rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Singer-Songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Labels The Boredom Killing Business, The Control Group, Will Records
Associated acts The Missionary Position, Walking Papers, Post Stardom Depression
Website The Missionary Position Official Site
Walking Papers
Notable instruments
1973 Black Gibson Les Paul Custom

Jeff Angell (born Jefferson Alan Angell, nicknamed "Junior" and "JdoubleA", on February 13, 1973 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American musician best known for his songwriting, lead vocals and guitar playing in the Seattle, Washington bands Post Stardom Depression, The Missionary Position and Walking Papers.

Recording career[edit]

Post Stardom Depression[edit]

Angell formed Post Stardom Depression with The Lemons bass player Brent Saunders, guitarist Kyong Kim and drummer Joshua Fant. On the strength of their demos and a homemade video for the song "Honeymoon Killer" Post Stardom Depression was signed to Will Records. They recorded Sexual Uno and supported its release by touring with Queens of the Stone Age, and the late Dee Dee Ramone. After fulfilling their contract with Will Records, Post Stardom Depression signed with Interscope Records. Shortly afterward, Interscope Records absorbed Geffen Records and A&M records with UMG's acquisition of Polygram. These complicated business matters led the band to sign with The Control Group in 2003. Here they recorded Ordinary Miracles with producer Jack Endino. The record became a local favorite on both KEXP and KNDD.[citation needed] Post Stardom Depression toured to South by Southwest and played shows with The Makers, The Black Halos, The Bell Rays, and Nebula in support of the release.

Post Stardom Depression then recorded Prime Time Looks a Lot Like Amateur Night with Producer Isaac Carpenter. The record was well received critically[citation needed] and received strong airplay locally. The band did a few short tours but the band members felt they weren't moving forward creatively.[citation needed] They disbanded in 2008 after two sell-out shows at Tacoma's Hell's Kitchen club.

The Missionary Position[edit]

Following the disbandment of Post Stardom Depression, Angell formed The Missionary Position with Benjamin Anderson, an old friend. When Jeff Angell and Benjamin Anderson began playing a Thursday night residency at a club in Seattle, Washington, they hadn't yet settled on a name. Those Thursday lounge nights were billed as The Missionary Position. Angell said "People thought that was the band's name, so, rather than fight it we embraced it"[citation needed] and the band became The Missionary Position.

In 2009 they recorded Diamonds In A Dead Sky and released it on the band's label "The Boredom Killing Business". The band supported the release by touring nationally.

The Song "Let's Start A Fire" was used for the Independent Film Channel's promotional campaign for its series Indie Screams.

In 2012, The Missionary Position released Consequences.

Walking Papers[edit]

In 2012 Angell recorded an album with Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season). The album also features songs with Duff McKagan (Guns & Roses, Velvet Revolver, Loaded), and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready. The new line-up, called Walking Papers, released their eponymous album with Sunyata Records in October 2012.

Other work[edit]

Angell wrote two songs, "Elekt" and "Rock and Roll Teenage Desperation", with the band Loudermilk for their DreamWorks release The Red Record.

Discography[edit]

Title Release Band Label
Sexual Uno 2000 Post Stardom Depression Will Records
Ordinary Miracles 2003 Post Stardom Depression The Control Group
Prime Time Looks A Lot Like Amateur Night 2005 Post Stardom Depression The Control Group
Diamonds In A Dead Sky 2009 The Missionary Position The Boredom Killing Business
Consequences 2012 The Missionary Position The Boredom Killing Business
Walking Papers 2012 Walking Papers Sunyata Records

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