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Voxtrot

Voxtrot, October 2006
Background information
Origin Austin, Texas, US
Genres Indie pop
Indie rock
Years active 2002 – Present
Labels Cult Hero Records, Beggars Group
Website www.voxtrot.net
Members
Ramesh Srivastava
Jason Chronis
Matt Simon
Mitch Calvert
Former members
Jared Van Fleet

Voxtrot is an indie rock band from Austin, Texas, USA. The band was founded by Ramesh Srivastava, Jason Chronis, Matt Simon, Mitch Calvert,and Jared Van Fleet. Early incarnations of the group also included Jennifer Moore and Brandon Eastes. Their first EP, a self-made CD-R, was produced in 2003 and sold at a few independent record stores in Austin.

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Biography

Upon their inception in 2003 Voxtrot began receiving praise from online and print publications, such as SPIN.com and Pitchfork Media. For instance, SPIN.com noted that Raised by Wolves, the band's first official EP, is "...a stunning mini-collection of John Hughes-heyday paeans, twitchy pop, and surging, Strokes-y dancefloor fillers."[1]

A five-song EP, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives, arrived in stores on April 4, 2006. Voxtrot also released the EP Your Biggest Fan on November 7 of the same year.

The band's self-titled debut album was released on May 22, 2007. The first single off it, "Blood Red Blood", was a 7" limited to 1000 copies. In 2007 the band performed a Take-Away Show acoustic session shot by Vincent Moon.[1]

In March, 2009 Voxtrot released "Trepanation Party" which received significant airplay on the Sirius/XM's influential Sirius XMU channel. The sound of "Trepanation Party" is a significant departure from their indie sound, towards a more synth-pop feel.

On March 22, 2009, Van Fleet announced on Twitter that he had played his last show with Voxtrot.[2]

Voxtrot released a limited edition 7" single "Berlin, Without Return..." on 3 August 2009.[3] The single contained the song "The Dream Lives of Ordinary People" as a B-side and was initially released in a limited pressing of 400 copies.[4] The single was distributed by Cult Hero Records.

Discography

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Albums

EPs

Ramesh Srivastava

US singles

  • The Start of Something 7" b/w "Dirty Version" (2004) Cult Hero Records / The Bus Stop Label
  • Raised by Wolves 7" b/w "They Never Mean What They Say" (2005) Magic Marker Records
  • Berlin, Without Return... 7" b/w "The Dream Lives Of Ordinary People" (2009) Cult Hero Records

UK/Europe singles

Compilations

  • "The Start of Something" featured on Bang Crash Boom Little Teddy Recordings, 2005 (Germany)
  • "Warmest Part of the Winter" featured on Little Darla Has a Treat for You, vol. 24 · Darla Records, 2006 (US)
  • "The Start Of Something" featured on "The Kids At The Club", How Does It Feel To Be Loved, 2006 UK
  • "The Start of Something" featured on the feature film The Ex 2007 (US)

Videos

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Voxtrot: Artist of the Day". Spin magazine. http://www.spin.com/features/band_of_the_day/2005/12/051214_voxtrot/. Retrieved September 27, 2006. 
  2. ^ "jaredvanfleet on Twitter". http://www.twitter.com/jaredvanfleet/. 
  3. ^ "Voxtrot: Berlin, Without Return...". Pitchfork.com. http://pitchfork.com/news/36010-new-release-voxtrot-berlin-without-return/. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Voxtrot Shop". http://www.voxtrot.net/shop.htm. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 

External links

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Voxtrot
Origin Austin, Texas, US
Genres Indie pop
Indie rock
Years active 2003–2010[1]
Labels Cult Hero Records, Beggars Group
Website www.voxtrot.net
Members
Ramesh Srivastava
Jason Chronis
Matt Simon
Mitch Calvert
Former members
Jared Van Fleet

Voxtrot were an indie rock band from Austin, Texas, USA. Their first recordings were released in 2003 and their final shows were in June 2010.[2]

Contents

Biography

Voxtrot was formed in Austin, Texas, by singer/songwriter Ramesh Srivastava in the early 2000s. Early incarnations of the group included Jennifer Moore and Brandon Eastes, but by the time of the band's 2005 self-released debut, a five-song EP entitled Raised by Wolves, the lineup had been solidified to include Srivastava, Jason Chronis, Matt Simon, Mitch Calvert, and Jared van Fleet.

After the release of Raised by Wolves, the band began touring nationally and received accolades from various online and print publications, such as SPIN.com and Pitchfork Media. SPIN.com noted that Raised by Wolves is "...a stunning mini-collection of John Hughes-heyday paeans, twitchy pop, and surging, Strokes-y dancefloor fillers."[3]

A second five-song EP, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives, arrived in stores on April 4, 2006. The well-received three-song EP Your Biggest Fan followed on November 7 of the same year.

The band's self-titled debut album was released on May 22, 2007. The first single, "Blood Red Blood", was a 7" limited to 1000 copies. In 2007 the band performed a Take-Away Show acoustic session shot by Vincent Moon.[1]

In March 2009 Voxtrot released "Trepanation Party" which received significant airplay on the Sirius/XM's influential Sirius XMU channel. The sound of "Trepanation Party" is a significant departure from their indie sound, towards a more synth-pop feel.

Voxtrot released a limited edition 7" single "Berlin, Without Return..." on August 3, 2009.[4] The single contained the song "The Dream Lives of Ordinary People" as a B-side and was initially released in a limited pressing of 400 copies.[5] The single was self-released by the band's own Cult Hero Records.

On April 21, 2010, lead singer Ramesh Srivastava announced on the band's website that they would be breaking up following a small tour.[6][7]

Discography

Albums

EPs

US singles

  • The Start of Something 7" b/w "Dirty Version" (2004) Cult Hero Records / The Bus Stop Label
  • Raised by Wolves 7" b/w "They Never Mean What They Say" (2005) Magic Marker Records
  • Trepanation Party digital single (2009) Cult Hero Records
  • Berlin, Without Return... 7" b/w "The Dream Lives Of Ordinary People" (2009) Cult Hero Records

UK/Europe singles

Compilations

  • "The Start of Something" featured on Bang Crash Boom, Little Teddy Recordings, 2005 (Germany)
  • "Warmest Part of the Winter" featured on Little Darla Has a Treat for You, vol. 24 · Darla Records, 2006 (US)
  • "The Start Of Something" featured on The Kids At The Club, How Does It Feel To Be Loved, 2006 (UK)
  • "The Start of Something" featured on the feature film The Ex 2007 (US)
  • "Whiskey & Water" featured on P.E.A.C.E., Buffet Libre/Amnesty International, 2010 (Spain)

Videos

Notes and references

  1. ^ Ramesh Srivastava. "VOXTROT". http://www.voxtrot.net. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://stereogum.com/349551/voxtrot-break-up/mp3s/
  3. ^ "Voxtrot: Artist of the Day". Spin magazine. http://www.spin.com/features/band_of_the_day/2005/12/051214_voxtrot/. Retrieved September 27, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Voxtrot: Berlin, Without Return...". Pitchfork.com. http://pitchfork.com/news/36010-new-release-voxtrot-berlin-without-return/. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Voxtrot Shop". http://www.voxtrot.net/shop.htm. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  6. ^ Tom Breihan. "Voxtrot Call It Quits". Pitchfork. http://pitchfork.com/news/38565-voxtrot-call-it-quits/. Retrieved September 27, 2006. 
  7. ^ Ramesh Srivastava. "VOXTROT". http://www.voxtrot.net. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 

External links


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