The Physics of Meaning

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The Physics of Meaning
OriginChapel Hill, North Carolina
GenresIndie pop
Years active2005–2008
LabelsBu Hanan Records, Trekky Records
Associated actsDaniel Hart
Past membersDaniel Hart
Alex Laraza
Dylan Thurston
Wil Wright
Wylie Pamplin

The Physics of Meaning was an indie pop band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.[1] Its members included Daniel Hart and Alex Laraza, along with other live musicians and session members. They released two studio albums: the self-titled The Physics of Meaning on Bu Hanan Records in 2005, and Snake Charmer and Destiny at the Stroke of Midnight on Bu Hanan Records and Trekky Records in 2008.[1][2] Hart is a classically trained violinist who lives in Dallas, Texas.[3][4] He recorded and released an album under his own name in 2011 called The Orientalist.[5] He was a member of the touring and recording bands of Other Lives, St. Vincent, John Vanderslice, The Polyphonic Spree, and The Rosebuds.[6][7] Hart now fronts the Dallas-based band Dark Rooms, who released their self-titled LP in May 2013.[8]

The Physics of Meaning track listing[edit]

  1. "Charles Wallace, Where Have You Gone?" – 3:18
  2. "Small Towns and Invisible People" – 3:31
  3. "Resurrection and Crucifixion" – 3:26
  4. "Bigger Cities, Thicker Doors" – 5:18
  5. "Manhattan Is an Island" – 4:26
  6. "Crystal Ball Is Cracking" – 4:30
  7. "The Inconceivable Nature of Vizzini" – 3:54
  8. "Oregon, My Only True Friend" – 3:40
  9. "Down at Columbia and Cameron" – 4:40
  10. "The Fountain of Youth Dries Up in an Election Year" – 4:31
  11. "A Slowly Tilting Planet" – 6:04


  1. ^ a b Parker, Chris. "The Physics of Meaning's Snake Charmer and Destiny at the Stroke of Midnight". Indy Week. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Snake Charmer and Destiny at the Stroke of Midnight - The Physics of Meaning | Releases | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Ryding, Paul (August 25, 2012). "From Gurus to Tacos: Indie Violinist Daniel Hart". Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Critic, Mario Tarradell / Music. "Local Music Connection: Dallas-based singer-songwriter and violinist Daniel Hart". Pop Culture Blog. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "Album Review: Daniel Hart's The Orientalist is For Wanderlusting Lovers - D Magazine". D Magazine. July 11, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  6. ^ Macaulay, Scott. "Daniel Hart | Filmmaker Magazine". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  7. ^ Hopkins, Daniel (December 15, 2011). "Local Violinist Daniel Hart's a Man in Demand". Dallas Observer. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Lone Star Sounds: New albums from Eisley and Dark Rooms, plus 'Dallas for Moore' |". Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved February 16, 2017.

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