Elevator (band)

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Elevator
Also known asElevator to Hell
Elevator Through
OriginMoncton, New Brunswick, Canada
GenresLo-fi, psychedelic, indie
Years active1994 (1994)–2007
LabelsGreat Beyond, Sub Pop, Sappy, Blue Fog, teenage USA
Associated actsEric's Trip, The Unintended
Past membersRick White
Tara White
Mark Gaudet
Ron Bates
Dallas Good

Elevator is a band from Moncton, New Brunswick. Started in 1994 as Elevator To Hell, a solo outlet for Eric's Trip lead man Rick White, the project eventually grew to include Eric's Trip drummer Mark Gaudet and White's ex-wife Tara on bass and, for a short while, Ron Bates of Orange Glass as a fourth member. Dallas Good of The Sadies joined the band for their most recent studio LP and live performances from around this time. The band mainly produces haunting, lo-fi psychedelia.

History[edit]

After releasing some albums on Sub Pop, the band's name changed to Elevator Through, and the band released the album Vague Premonitions under that name.[1] By 1999 it was shortened to simply Elevator, due to concerns over the commercial viability of the original moniker.

In 1997, The Sadies' Dallas Good was added as a second guitarist, though he did not begin recording with the band until 2002's Darkness → Light album.[2]

Between label releases, Elevator have put out many albums on their own Great Beyond label.

At the 2009 Sappy Fest, in Sackville, New Brunswick, White confirmed that Elevator had broken up.

  • Rick White – vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar (1994-2007)
  • Tara White – vocals, backing vocals, bass guitar, guitar(1994-2007)
  • Mark Gaudet – drums, percussion(1994-2007)
  • Ron Bates – keyboards, piano (1994–1996)
  • Dallas Good – guitar (2002-2007)

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Cassettes[edit]

  • Elevator to Hell (demo) – cassette, September 1994
  • Parts Four and Five – cassette, Astronavigation, September 1997; CDR, Great Beyond, December 2001
  • Recorded Live in Halifax on August 2, 1997 – cassette, September 1997

Albums[edit]

  • Elevator to Hell – LP, Sub Pop, February 1995
  • Part 3 – mini-LP, Sub Pop, July 1996
  • Parts 1–3 – CD, Sub Pop, August 1996
  • Eerieconsiliation – CD/LP Sub Pop, August 1997
  • Original Music from the Motion Picture The Such – CD, Murderecords, May 1998
  • Vague Premonition – CD, Sub Pop, April 1999; LP, Sonic Unyon, June 1999
  • Live in Concert April 24, 99 – LP, Great Beyond, June 1999
  • A Taste of Complete Perspective – CD/LP, Teenage USA, September 2000
  • Early Band Recordings: February 1995 – June 1997 – CDR, Great Beyond, December 2001
  • Live in Concert 2001 – CDR, Great Beyond, December 2001
  • Lost During Headquake – CDR, Great Beyond, December 2001
  • 4D – CDR, Great Beyond, February 2002
  • Darkness → Light – CD, Blue Fog, October 2002
  • The Sightseer Project – CDR, Great Beyond, February 2003
  • Parts Six and Seven – CDR, Great Beyond, Spring 2004
  • Live in Toronto, October 24, 2003 – CDR, Great Beyond, Spring 2004
  • August – CD, Blue Fog, 2005

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • The Starioscopic Scary Show – cassette, March 1996
  • More of Our Stupid Noise – CD, Squirtgun, July 1996
  • The Starioscopic Scary Show (Extended Version) – CD, July 1997
  • More of Our Stupid Noise '98 – CD, Squirtgun, March 1998
  • Sound Check – CD, June 1998
  • Squirtgun Records : The Singles 1995–1997 – CD, Squirtgun, August 1998
  • Four Dots – CD, February 1999
  • The Vinyl Factory – LP, Music Manufacturing Services, October 1999
  • Syrup and Gasoline Vol.2 – CD, Grenadine, July 2001
  • An Obscene Scene – CD, Hand Made Music, April 2003
  • Snowsuit on and Heading North – CD, Out of Sound Records, November 2003

Videoography[edit]

  • Sleep Experiment No. 1 – VHS, January 1997
  • Tantrum in My Eyes' – VHS, Marigold, July 1997
  • The Such – VHS, Great Beyond, November 2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ELEVATOR THROUGH HELL". Chart Attack, May 10, 1999. by Barry Walsh
  2. ^ "a Paperheart interview with Raymondo". Paperheartmusic.net. Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2012-04-02.

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