Through the Sparks
|Through the Sparks|
Through the Sparks sweating in an abandoned building.
|Genres||Rock, Psychedelic, alternative rock|
|Years active||2003 - present|
|Members||Jody Nelson - vocals, guitar, piano, organ
James Brangle - piano, organ, guitar
Greg Slamen - bass guitar, piano, guitar, organ
Shawn Avery - drums, vocals
Grey Watson - guitar, vocals
|Past members||Nikolaus Mimikakis
Through The Sparks is a Birmingham, Alabama-based psychedelic/folk rock band formed in 2003. The band received critical success following the release of their first full length LP, Lazarus Beach, in 2007. Their sound is often characterized by lush instrumentation and precise arrangements. The band utilizes both traditional instruments and a variety of electric pianos, guitars, organs, eccentric percussion, horns and synthesizers.
 Through the Sparks has remained on the independent label, Skybucket Records for their entire catalog which initiated with the EP, Coin Toss EP in 2005, followed by a limited edition collection of early demos called Audio Iotas: Scraps for the Human Earlater that year. The band's full-length records are Lazarus Beach released in 2007 and Worm Moon Waning released in 2010.
Almanac - MMX - Year of Beasts, "a collection of 12 singles released over the course of 2010, monthly," was released June 21, 2011. Most recently, Through The Sparks released the Alamalibu EP, named for their East Birmingham, Alabama studio, on June 19, 2012. A career spanning retrospective collection of live recordings, live-in-the-studio recordings, remixes and previously unreleased material titled "Invisible Kids" - is planned for an early 2014 release.
|Coin Toss EP||Skybucket||2005|
|Audio Iotas: Scraps For The Human Ear||Skybucket||2005|
|Almanac - (MMX) Year of Beasts [2010 Singles]||Skybucket||2011|
|Invisible Kids [Retrospective]||Skybucket||2014|
|Worm Moon Waning||Skybucket||2010|
Appearances on Other Compilations
|Album Title||Song Title||Label||Year|
|Low Dose Exposure||Demons Respond||Skybucket||2003|
|Put Your Hand Down||Man Alive and Gap in the Spark||Skybucket||2005|
|The Cornerstone Player No. 72||Mexico (Every Last Buffalo)||Cornerstone Promotion||2007|
|Number 6||The Final If And When||Vice||2007|
|Paste Magazine Sampler No. 32||L. Roi||Paste Magazine||2007|
|Skybucket Spring and Summer Sampler 2011||Statue Scared||Skybucket||2011|