Faraquet

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Faraquet
Faraquet live in Indianapolis in the early 2000s.
Faraquet live in Indianapolis in the early 2000s.
Background information
OriginWashington, D.C., United States
GenresPost-hardcore, math rock
Years active1997–2001, 2007–present
Labels
Websitehttp://faraquet.5u.com
MembersDevin Ocampo
Chad Molter
Jeff Boswell

Faraquet /ˈfærəkɛt/ is an American post-hardcore band from Washington D.C., United States, sometimes placed in the math rock genre. The trio formed in 1997 and disbanded in 2001 after releasing its debut full-length on Dischord Records. Faraquet were influenced by D.C.-based peers like Fugazi, Jawbox, and Nation of Ulysses [1] as well as progressive rock bands like King Crimson.[2] The band has recently reissued all of the material released prior to their full length and briefly reformed to play shows in support of this project in Brazil and their native Washington, D.C.[3]

Following Faraquet's dissolution, Chad and Devin went on to form Medications, which released an EP and two albums on Dischord Records before going on hiatus in 2011[4]. Devin currently plays in the EFFECTS, who have released one full-length (also on Dischord) [5].

Personnel[edit]

Lineup[edit]

  • Devin Ocampo: vocals, guitar, drums/percussion, keyboards, banjo, baritone guitar, trumpet.
  • Chad Molter: drums/percussion, vocals, piccolo bass
  • Jeff Boswell: bass, feedback guitar, Moog

Formation[edit]

Devin Ocampo (guitar) and Chad Molter (drums/percussion) moved from New York City to Washington, D.C. to further pursue their musical aspirations. Ocampo had many side projects in the early 90s, one of which was playing drums for fellow D.C. band, Smart Went Crazy. Smart Went Crazy was where Ocampo met future Faraquet bass player, Jeff Boswell. Boswell joined Ocampo and Molter to form Faraquet in 1997.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Parakeet" b/w "Um Die Ecke" (Mis En Scene Records: 002) (1998)
  • "Whole Thing Over" b/w "Call It Sane" (DeSoto Records:32) (1999)

EPs[edit]

  • 'Split EP' with Akarso (404 Records: 404-002) (1999)

Albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Anthology 1997-98 (Dischord 159) - July 28, 2008Released in Brazil in 2007 as Faraquet by the label Mis-en-scene

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faraquet | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  2. ^ "The View From This Tower - Faraquet". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Washington, Dischord Records 3819 Beecher St NW; U.s.a. 703.351.7507, Dc 20007-1802. "Dischord Records: Medications". Dischord Records. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  5. ^ Washington, Dischord Records 3819 Beecher St NW; U.s.a. 703.351.7507, Dc 20007-1802. "Dischord Records: The Effects". Dischord Records. Retrieved 2 October 2020.

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