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February 13, 1973 |
|Origin||Tacoma, Washington, U.S.|
|Genres||Pop rock, hard rock, blues rock, alternative rock|
|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
|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.
Post Stardom Depression
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. 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 and received strong airplay locally. The band did a few short tours but the band members felt they weren't moving forward creatively. They disbanded in 2008 after two sell-out shows at Tacoma's Hell's Kitchen club.
The Missionary Position
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" 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.
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.
|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|
- The Missionary Position on Myspace
- Post Stardom Depression on Myspace
- The Missionary Position official band page
- Walking Papers
- Walking Papers article on Loudwire.com
- Walking Papers article on Guerrillacandy.com
- Walking Papers article on Blindedbysound.com
- Post Stardom Depression article on Weeklyvolcano.com
- The Missionary Position article on Blindedbysound.com
- The Missionary Position Bio
- The Missionary Position article at Boise Weekly
- The Control Group
- Ordinary Miracles credits on Allmusic.com
- Prime Time Looks A Lot Like Amateur Night credits on Allmusic.com
- Diamonds In A Dead Sky credits on Allmusic.com
- Walking Papers credits
- Loudermilk "The Red Record" credits Allmusic.com
- Independent Film Channel Indie Screams promo at IFC.com