The Halo Benders

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The Halo Benders was a band formed in 1994 as a side project by Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening and Doug Martsch of Built to Spill. They released their first album, called God Don't Make No Junk, in 1994. They followed up in 1996 with Don't Tell Me Now and in 1998 with The Rebels Not In.

All three of the band's albums were released on Johnson's influential Olympia record label, K Records.

Following a hiatus through the early 2000s, the Halo Benders reformed in March 2007 for a pair of shows at the Visual Arts Collective in Boise, ID. The band featured Doug Martsch, Ralf Youtz, Calvin Johnson, Bret Netson, and Stephen Gere. Recently in November 2010, a reformed version with both Doug and Calvin appeared for a benefit for Friends of Mia at the Capital Theatre in Olympia,WA.

Music[edit]

The Halo Benders' music is characterised by untraditional sounds, movements, and song structures. The vocals of the baritone Johnson and the higher-pitched Martsch have been described as highly contrasting - "each seems to inhabit a completely different song."[1] Johnson has said that the two write lyrics for songs largely independently.[citation needed]

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles& EPs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "188. Halo Benders "Virginia Reel Around the Fountain" [K; 1998]". The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s. Pitchfork.com. August 30, 2010. 

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