Seven Storey Mountain
Seven Storey Mountain
|Also known as||Seven Storey|
|Origin||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Genres||Post-hardcore, Indie rock, Alternative rock, Emo|
|Labels||Thick Records, Deep Elm, Art Monk Construction|
|Past members||Rich Van Syckel|
The band formed in 1994 as a three-piece, featuring singer/guitarist Lance Lammers, bassist Jesse Everhart, and drummer Thomas Lanser. The trio had two releases on indie label Art Monk Construction, a 1996 self-titled E.P. and the 1997 L.P. Leper Ethics. The band broke up in early 1997 shortly before the release of Leper Ethics. Despite all the songs being written by Lammers, Everhart and Lanser continued using the name Seven Storey Mountain for a short time, drafting Aaron Wendt as a singer/bassist, with Everhart switching from bass to guitar. Lammers returned to the band later the same year at the request of the group reverting the band back to the original three piece configuration. Material recorded by this lineup from 1997-1998 was released on the album Based on True Story in 2000 by Deep Elm Records.
The original lineup of Seven Storey Mountain disbanded in 1998. Lammers formed a new band, which he abbreviated Seven Storey, in 2001. The new lineup, featuring Dave Norwood on bass and Chad Kinney on drums, released Dividing By Zero on Deep Elm in 2002. The band began a national tour with Local H and Injected in November 2001. Seven Storey disbanded shortly thereafter. A handful of leftover demo tracks that Lammers recorded on his own were released on a split EP with Brandtson and Camber in 2003.
Lammers continued working on new material over the next couple of years and re-adopted the original Seven Storey Mountain moniker for a 2007 album, At the Poles, released on Thick Records. The album was recorded and performed solely by Lammers, and drew comparisons to Frodus and Fugazi. A new live band played shows from 2005-2007 that featured Rich Van Syckel on bass and Dave King on drums.
May 2015 saw the release of the 7 song EP "A La Mierda". Like "At The Poles" this album was written, performed and recorded by Lammers, this time at Fidelity Unlimited Recording in Portland, OR.
- Seven Storey Mountain EP (Art Monk Construction, 1996)
- Leper Ethics LP (Art Monk Construction, 1997)
- Based on a True Story EP (Deep Elm Records, 2000)
- Dividing By Zero LP (Deep Elm Records, 2002)
- At the Poles LP (Thick Records, 2007)
- A La Mierda EP (Self-Released, 2015)
- (Don't Forget To) Breathe - Track: "No Promise" (Crank Records, 1997)
- Exile On Cameron Harper Street - Track: "Your Lips" (Epiphany Records, 1997)
- 411VM - Issue 24 - Skate Video Soundtrack - Track: "Fall", 1997
- The Emo Diaries - Chapter 2: A Million Miles Away - Track: "Incomplete" (Deep Elm Records, 1998)
- Virtually Alternative VA-95 - Track: "Politician" (Virtually Alternative, 1998)
- Rocksound Punk Rawk Explosion 7 - Track: "So Soon" (Rock Sound, 2000)
- Records For The Working Class No.2 - Track: "So Soon" (Deep Elm Records, 2000)
- Not One Light Red: A Modified Document - Track: "Second Rome" (Sunset Alliance 2000)
- Sound Spirit Fury Fire - Track: "Third Rome" (Deep Elm Records, 2001)
- Not One Light Red: A Desert Extended - Track: "Time To Go" (Sunset Alliance, 2002)
- Emo Is Awesome, Emo Is Evil - Track: "Unknown Satellite" (Deep Elm Records, 2002)
- Deep Elm Unreleased No. 1 - Track: : "6.8.2000" (Deep Elm Records, 2002)
- Deep Elm Sampler No. 4: Hearts Bleed Blue - Track: "Unknown Satellite" (Deep Elm Records, 2002)
- Brandtson / Camber / Seven Storey (Split EP) - Tracks: "New Day" and "Covers" (Deep Elm Records), 2003)
- Lance Lammers - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums (1994–1997, 1997–present)
- Rich Van Syckel - Bass (2005–2007, live only)
- Dave King - Drums (2005–2007, live only)
- Dave Norwood - Bass (2001)
- Chad Kinney - Drums (2001)
- Aaron Wendt - Bass (1997–1998, live only)
- Thomas Lanser - Drums (1994–1997, 1997–1998)
- Jesse Everhart - Bass (1994–1997, 1997–1998)
- Andy Hinds, Seven Storey Mountain at Allmusic
- Dominic, Serene. Seven Storeys Underground. Phoenix New Times. February 22, 1996.
- Dominic, Serene. Review: Leper Ethics. Phoenix New Times. April 24, 1997.
- Garcia, Gilbert. Music Award Nominees. Phoenix New Times, April 23, 1998.
- Review, PopMatters
- Review of Based On A True Story, Delusions of Adequacy, 2000.
- Mehr, Bob. Heavy Construction. Phoenix New Times, May 31, 2001.
- Local H hits road to push forthcoming album[permanent dead link]. livedaily.com. October 24, 2001.
- Review of At the Poles. Alternative Press, 2007.
- Review of At The Poles. Space City Rock, 2007.
- Don't Forget to Breathe at Allmusic
- Emo Diaries Volume 2 at Allmusic
- Virtually Alternative VA-95 on Discogs.com.
- Rock Sound RSHSPK2H on Discogs.com
- Mehr, Bob. Flashing Red, The Phoenix New Times, Feb. 1, 2001 retrieved 03-18-12