Preston School of Industry (band)

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Preston School of Industry
Origin U.S.
Genres Indie rock
Alternative rock
Jangle pop
Paisley Underground
Alternative country
Years active 1999-2004
Labels Matador, Domino
Associated acts Spiral Stairs, Pavement, Wilco

Preston School of Industry is an indie rock band formed by Scott Kannberg (a.k.a. Spiral Stairs) in 1999, following the dissolution of his previous band, Pavement. Its name is taken from the well known US reform school of the same name, Preston School of Industry in Ione, California[citation needed].

The band's earliest studio release was a cover of Phish's "Axilla II" for the charity tribute album Sharin in the Groove. In 2001, Preston School of Industry released All This Sounds Gas. The band released its second album, Monsoon, in 2004, with studio contributions from members of The Minus 5 and Wilco.

Preston School of Industry went inactive after their September 2004 Australian tour, though Kannberg revealed in late 2006 he had been slowly working on a record: "Don't know when it's going to be released. Just taking my time, nothing special. I've got the songs, I just haven't figured out how I want to do it yet. This winter, I'll probably get it done."[1] However, in 2009, Kannberg released a solo album under the name Spiral Stairs.


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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-11-11. Retrieved 2006-11-16.  Pitchfork News: Spiral Stairs Talks