Through the Sparks
|Through the Sparks|
Through the Sparks, 2011.
|Genres||Rock, Psychedelic, alternative rock|
|Years active||2003 - present|
|Members||Jody Nelson - vocals, guitar, piano, organ
James Brangle - piano, organ, guitar
Greg Slamen - bass guitar, piano, guitar, organ
Shawn Avery - drums, vocals
Nikolaus Mimikakis - guitar, vocals
|Past members||Grey Watson
Chad Fisher - horn arrangements/trombone
Gary Wheat - saxophone
Bo Butler - vocals
Duquette Johnston - vocals
Kate Taylor - vocals
Preston Lovinggood - vocals
Omari Thomas - trumpet
Through The Sparks is a Birmingham, Alabama-based psychedelic/folk rock band formed in 2003. The band received critical success following the release of their first full-length LP, Lazarus Beach, in 2007. Their sound is often characterized by lush instrumentation and precise arrangements. The band utilizes both traditional instruments and a variety of electric pianos, guitars, organs, eccentric percussion, horns and synthesizers.
 Until the March 2016 release of Transindifference (Communicating Vessels), Through the Sparks had remained on the independent label, Skybucket Records for their entire catalog which initiated with the EP, Coin Toss EP in 2005, followed by a limited edition collection of early demos called Audio Iotas: Scraps for the Human Ear later that year. The band's full-length records on Skybucket Records are Lazarus Beach released in 2007 and Worm Moon Waning released in 2010.
Almanac - MMX - Year of Beasts, "a collection of 12 singles released over the course of 2010, monthly," was released June 21, 2011. Most recently, Through The Sparks released the Alamalibu EP, named for their East Birmingham, Alabama studio, on June 19, 2012.Alamalibu EP featured the single and video 'Angel Fix.' A career spanning retrospective collection of live recordings, live-in-the-studio recordings, remixes and previously unreleased material titled Invisible Kids - was released digitally in January 2014.
On March 18, 2016, Through the Sparks released their 3rd full-length album, Transindifference.
|Coin Toss EP||Skybucket||2005|
|Audio Iotas: Scraps For The Human Ear||Skybucket||2005|
|Almanac - (MMX) Year of Beasts [2010 Singles]||Skybucket||2011|
|Invisible Kids [Live + Studio Retrospective]||Skybucket||2014|
|Worm Moon Waning||Skybucket||2010|
Appearances on Other Compilations
|Album Title||Song Title||Label||Year|
|Low Dose Exposure||Demons Respond||Skybucket||2003|
|Put Your Hand Down||Man Alive and Gap in the Spark||Skybucket||2005|
|Chords of Relief (Katrina Benefit)||Picture||Skybucket||2005|
|The Cornerstone Player No. 72||Mexico (Every Last Buffalo)||Cornerstone Promotion||2007|
|Number 6||The Final If And When||Vice||2007|
|Paste Magazine Sampler No. 32||L. Roi||Paste Magazine||2007|
|Skybucket Spring / Summer Sampler 2011||Statue Scared||Skybucket||2011|