Southeast Engine was an indie-folk-rock band from Athens, Ohio. With the help of The Wrens, the band signed with Misra Records in 2007 and released their first internationally distributed album, "A Wheel Within A Wheel," later that year. The band played both the CMJ and South By Southwest Music Festivals.
Founding members Adam Remnant (lead vocals, guitar) and Leo DeLuca (drum kit, percussion) grew up in Dayton, Ohio and attended the same high school during the 1990s. During this time, underground bands like Guided By Voices, Brainiac, and Swearing at Motorists made significant and long-standing impressions upon the two. Around 2000, the pair moved to Athens, Ohio and were equally inspired by the Appalachian old-timey and folk music of the area. As a hybridization of the Dayton musical underground and the Athens folk scene, Southeast Engine was formed in 2000. Soon after formation, Michael Lachman (keyboards) joined and the current lineup now also includes Jesse Remnant (Adam's younger brother) on bass and multi-instrumentalist William Matheny.
Conrad Dillon played on, engineered, and helped produce the group's first 2 records -- Love is a Murder, a Mystery of Sorts and One Caught Fire -- at 178 N. Congress St. in Athens, Ohio. Josh Antonuccio played on, engineered, and helped produce the following two records -- Coming to Terms with Gravity and A Wheel Within A Wheel -- at 3 Elliott Studio also in Athens.
As of 2013, the band has no future plans to record or perform.
- 2003 Love is a Murder, a Mystery of Sorts - Self-Released
- 2004 One Caught Fire - Self-Released
- 2005 Coming to Terms with Gravity - Bettawreckonize Media / Re-released by Misra Records
- 2007 A Wheel Within A Wheel - Misra Records
- 2009 From the Forest to the Sea - Misra Records
- 2011 Canary - Misra Records
- 2012 Canaanville - Bloodshot Records
- "Past Shows." Stuart's Opera House: Nelsonville, Ohio. Stuart's Opera House: Nelsonville, Ohio, n.d. Web. !8 October 2012.
- “Nelsonville Music Festival.” Nelsonville Music Festival, n.d. Web. 25 October 2012.
- Misra Records - http://misrarecords.com/SoutheastEngine.php
- SXSW - http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/4062.html
- 3 Hive - http://www.3hive.com/2007/10/southeast_engin.php
- Pitchfork Media - http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/49535-a-wheel-within-a-wheel