Burnside Project

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Burnside Project
BURNSIDE PROJECT Richard Jankovich Gerald Hammill Paul Searing.jpg
Background information
OriginNew York City, USA
GenresElectropop, indie rock
Years active1999–present
LabelsBar/None, Fraga Music
Associated actsBig Mother Gig, Pocket, Mon Draggor
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersRichard Jankovich
Gerald Hammill
Paul Searing
Past membersAnna Bohichik
Michael Lerner

Burnside Project is a New York–based electropop, indie rock band featuring Richard Jankovich, Gerald Hammill, and Paul Searing.

In 2000, Jankovich released the self-titled Burnside Project CD independently which led to interest from record labels including Bar/None, whom Jankovich signed with in 2002.[1] The album has been described as "some sort of bizarre pairing of DJ Spooky and Paul Westerberg."[1] This album was subsequently re-mastered and re-packaged for wide release in 2007 on Fraga Records.

Burnside Project's Bar/None debut, The Networks, the Circuits, the Streams, the Harmonies was released in 2003. The album began charting on college radio stations across the country (including heavy rotation on Seattle’s KEXP), and received high praise in mainstream publications, earning an A- in SPIN and placement on Rolling Stone’s “Hot List.”[1] It was also nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize that year by acclaimed writer/director, Cameron Crowe.

The single "Cue the Pulse to Begin", from The Networks, the Circuits, the Streams, the Harmonies, was used as the theme song to seasons 4 and 5 of the US TV series Queer as Folk. "Cue The Pulse To Begin" also became a top 10 radio hit in Japan when "Networks" was released on Sony/DefSTAR in 2004. The band toured the country in support of the release in Summer of 2004.

The follow-up album in 2006, The Finest Example is You, featured the singles "And So It Goes" and "One to One." Entertainment Weekly proclaimed The Finest Example is You “an apt title, since their songs are great examples of where indie rock should be headed."[2] Burnside Project hasn't performed live since April 2006.[3]

In 2005, bandleader Richard Jankovich also began making a name for himself remixing and producing under the name Pocket. To date, he has release "pocket mixes" for Joanna Newsom, Elk City, Mendoza Line, Antony & The Johnsons, Eskobar, Cat Power, Dirty on Purpose and Of Montreal. Pocket (musician) began releasing a series of singles in 2009.

On September 9, 2016, the band released Syntax and Semantics, their third album on Bar/None Records.


Studio albums
  • The Networks, the Circuits, the Streams, the Harmonies (2003)
  • The Finest Example Is You (2005)
  • Syntax and Semantics (2016)


  1. ^ a b c "Burnside Project Bio at Bar-None Website"
  2. ^ "Burnside Project Newsletter"[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ ""Burnside Project Website"". Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2009.

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