The Renderers (band)

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The Renderers
The Renderers, The Redwood, Los Angeles 2014.jpg
Background information
Origin New Zealand
Genres Experimental Psych Folk Country
Years active 1989–present
Labels Ba Da Bing Records, Drag City, Flying Nun Records, Last Visible Dog Records, Merge Records, Siltbreeze Records, Three Beads of Sweat Records, Tinsel Ears Records, Ajax Records
Associated acts The Max Block, Above Ground, Anti-Clockwise, Flies Inside the Sun, The Terminals, The Verlaines, The Dead C, The 3Ds
Members Brian Crook
Maryrose Crook

The Renderers are a band from Christchurch, New Zealand formed in 1989 by Maryrose Crook and her husband Brian (of The Terminals).


The Renderers released their debut album, Trail of Tears, in 1991 on Flying Nun Records.[1] They produced seven further albums. Brian Crook also recorded a solo album in 1999 (Bathysphere).[1] Their eighth album, "In the Sodium Light" will be released in January 2016. [2] [3] [4] [5]



Title Album details
Trail of Tears
That Dog's Head in the Gutter Gives Off Vibrations
The Surface of Jupiter
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Ajax Records
A Dream of the Sea
Ghosts of Our Vegas Lives
Monsters and Miasmas
A Rocket Into Nothing
Measured Strychnine Invitations


  • "Touch of Evil" (1992), Flying Nun
  • "Million Lights" (1993), Merge


  1. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 941
  2. ^ Review 'A Rocket Into Nothing' Foxy digitalis
  3. ^ "The Renderers - Person - AudioCulture". 
  4. ^ — Elizabeth Nelson (2 January 2012). "The Renderers' 'Rocket Into Nothing': Strange but entrancing psychedelia". Washington Post. 
  5. ^ "Rob Mazurek, Sir Richard Bishop, the Renderers". Chicago Reader. 

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