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Excepter at MIT Steer Roast, 2008
|Origin||New York City, United States|
|Genres||Experimental, psychedelic rock, industrial, noise, drone, house, dub, electroacoustic, improvisational, techno, new age, acid techno, underground hip hop|
|Labels||Paw Tracks, 5RC, RVNG, Load Records|
|Associated acts||Acidbathory, The Black Lotus, Feast, The Fly Girlz, Hex Message, Insayngel, Kato, Lake, No-Neck Blues Band, Replikants, SETH, SexXxual Iceland, SSPS, Virginal Volcanoes, Visuza, Witchypoo|
|Members||John Fell Ryan, Lala Ryan, Jon Nicholson, Nathan Corbin, Macrae Semans, Jon Williams, Matita Rotto|
|Past members||Dan Hougland, Caitlin Cook, Calder Martin, Macrae Semans, Clare Amory|
Excepter is an experimental music group from Brooklyn, founded in 2002 by No-Neck Blues Band member John Fell Ryan. They have released their work on labels such as Load Records and Animal Collective's Paw Tracks, and are known for their improvisational approach to playing both live and in the studio.
The Village Voice alt-weekly has mentioned the subject of the band's attire, with blogger and (former) Voice writer, Nick Sylvester referring to them as having "ousted Animal Collective as the Village People of Brooklyn Noise". The significance of their hats was noted several more times.
Nathan Corbin and Clare Amory participated as drummers in the Boredoms 77 Boadrum performance which occurred on July 7, 2007 at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, New York.
Member Clare Amory died of cancer on February 24, 2011.
- Familiar (2014)
- The Stand (2014)
- Christisland (2013)
- Maze of Death cassette (2010, Dog Daze Tapes dd-001; also released as STREAM 64)
- LATE 12" 45 (2010, Woodsist Records/ Excepter Records 22)
- Pseudo Code vs. Excepter 3-inch CD (2010, 777 was 666)
- Equinox cassette (2010, Temple of Pei/ Excepter Records 21)
- Presidence double CD (2010, Paw Tracks Paw32/ Excepter Records 17)
- Zion cassette (2010, Skrot Up Sut20/ Excepter Records 15; also released as STREAM 58)
- Steps: La Sala Rossa CDR (2009, Abandon Ship Records)
- Black Beach LP/DVD (2009, Paw Tracks Paw28/ Excepter Records 18)
- Frkwys 2 12" 45 (2009, RVNG) remixes by Chris & Cosey, Jack Dangers (Meat Beat Manifesto; digital version only), and J. G. Thirlwell (Foetus)
- Debt Dept. (2008, Paw Tracks Paw21/Excepter Records 4) CD/LP
- "'Burgers" / "The Punjab" (2007, Paw Tracks Paw19/Excepter Records 16) 12" 45
- Streams 01 (2007, Fusetron 046/Excepter Records 10) double CD
- Tank Tapes (2007, Fuck It Tapes/Excepter Records 09) cassette
- "KKKKK" (2007, Paw Tracks Paw13/Excepter Records 12) 12" 45 single split with Panda Bear
- OP (unreleased, iDeal Recordings/Excepter Records 14) double 7"
- Alternation (2006, 5RC, GER047/Excepter Records 05) CD/double LP
- The Troglodytes (2006, HOSS Records, HOSS 002/Excepter Records 08) 12" EP split with Leb-Laze
- Sunbomber (2006, 5RC, GER055/Excepter Records 11) CD
- Self Destruction (2005, Fusetron/Excepter Records 03) CD/LP
- Throne (2005, Load, Excepter Records 07) CD
- Obedience (777 was 666/Excepter Records 06) cassette
- "Vacation" / "'Forget Me'" (2004, Fusetron/Excepter Records 02) 12" 45
- KA (2003, Fusetron/Excepter Records 01) LP
- AG (2003, Excepter Records 00) CD-R EP
- Sylvester, Nick (2005-09-28). "Brooklyn's Excepter banned from the Knitting Factory". Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
- "SOFTLY SWAYING EMPIRE". The Village Voice. Voice Media Group. October 12, 2005. Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
- "The Wire Issue 315 - May 2010". The Wire. May 2010. Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
- Freeman, Phil (May 2010). "Excepter: Operation Mindfuck". The Wire (315): 42–47. ISSN 0952-0686.
- Notice of the death of Clare Amory
- Marc Masters (October 8, 2014). "Excepter: Familiar". Pitchfork Media.
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