Halo Benders: God Don’t Make No Junk
The first combination of the voices Doug Martsch and Calvin Johnson, of basement rock and rule out of joint. The sound of the comet’s tail. Can there be a perfect underground noisy pop rockin’ device? Sad places explored and reformed. Bending brain waves and calling it art.
Halo Benders: Don’t Tell Me Now
Heaven sent with a halo bent. Doug Martsch Built to Spill, Treepeople joins forces with other underground folks from his past and future: Steve Fisk Pell Mell, Pigeonhed, Duck Hunt, Calvin Johnson Beat Happening, Dub Narcotic Sound System, Wayne Flower Treepeople, Violent Green, Ralf Youtz Feelings, Built to Spill. The Dub Narcotic studios are the meeting place for this feast of empty headed loudmouth doorbell rock done backwards, from basement to bombshelter.
Halo Benders: The Rebels Not In
This week in heaven W. Shakespeare and M. Proust are having a no holds bard-shoving match to determine who holds the title of literary progenitor of the otherwise completely fresh and original guitar stylings of Doug Martsch and the current set of Halo Benders recordings. On this album Doug wails away on guitar and voice accompanied by Calvin Johnson (also guitar and voice, but with a strong Jackson Pollock influence), Ralf Youtz (playing drums and guitar) and Wayne Flower (bass and drum). Steve Fisk also makes his customary appearance on keyboards, playing on various songs organ, synthesizer, harmonium and theremin. Heather Dunn makes a brief guest appearance on guitar.