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|Origin||Lansing, Michigan, U.S.|
|Genres||Ambient, dream pop, shoegaze, ethereal, space rock, post-rock|
|Labels||Burnt Hair, Darla|
The band was founded in 1994 by guitarist/vocalist Sean Heenan, guitarists Jason Kolb and Eli Wekenman, and drummer Jason Wiesinger. The quintet came together out of its members' shared affection for bands like Seefeel, Flying Saucer Attack, earlier works from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, along with many of the acts on the 4AD and Creation Records imprints. They later added bassist/guitarist Ron Gibbs.
In 1997, Burnt Hair Records of Dearborn, Michigan released the Dual Group EP — a split recording with Auburn Lull and Mahogany — which received U.K. airplay via John Peel's BBC radio program. Their full-length debut, Alone I Admire, initially released on Burnt Hair in 1999, was later reissued by Darla Records in 2002. Zeal Records of Belgium released a limited-edition 2001 7" single, "Behind All Curses of Thought Lies the Ability to Focus on Vacant Spaces." Auburn Lull's second album, Cast from the Platform, was released in 2004. A vinyl and rarities compilation, Regions Less Parallel, appeared in 2005, followed by their third album, Begin Civil Twilight, in 2008.
- Studio albums
- Alone I Admire (1999, Burnt Hair, reissued on Darla in 2002)
- Cast from the Platform (2004, Darla)
- Begin Civil Twilight (2008, Darla)
- Dual Group (split with Mahogany) (1997, Burnt Hair)
- Hiber (2014, Geographic North)
- Regions Less Parallel: Early Works and Rarities 1996–2004 (2005, Darla)