More About Us (or you could just listen in)
Favorite Books (as of 2 minutes ago): Todd – The Ugliest Kid on Earth, Batman, Peter Panzerfaust, Velvet
Bio: In 1972 a crack commando was sent to prison by a military court for a crime he didn’t commit. This man promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, he survives as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him, maybe you can hire Doc Thirst.
Favorite Books: Hawkeye, Lazarus, The Sandman, Y: The Last Man, West Coast Avengers, Batman
Bio: Possibly the world’s 6,325,348,198th most interesting person, Nickel describes himself as a competitive sleeper who knows a good sandwich when he sees one.
Favorite Books: Black Science, (most) Xmen, Uncanny Avengers, Captain America, Spider-Man, Green Lantern
Bio: I like comics.
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First Aid Kit
First Aid Kit has been serving up their own brand of noise since early 2002, which the quartet lovingly refer to as “Genresurf”. They coined the phrase to describe their unique style, which bounces through different themes and genres in an eclectic channel-surfing frenzy.
They have released two albums in their short time on this earth; Mechanisms of Injury and Songs of Warships, and are currently working on their third full-length disc with Steve McGonigle. This new recording project has spawned the single RPG, a happy ditty about the perils of waging war on an innocent society that practices the “other” religion.
The history of FAK goes back to 1993 when the four original members all met in high school. For several years after, Nate and Paul played in the Edmonton/Calgary band Pawn while Neil recorded and released a plethora of insane albums for the collective Neo P Productions. In late 2001, Nathan and Neil began writing songs together under the name Bacchanal and released the album Bacchanalia in the Big Shitty, which included collaborations with artists such as Dustin Cole and Rev Nicolay. This album served as a blueprint for things to come. When Paul and original bassist Chris Samis were recruited to perform the Bacchanal songs live, First Aid Kit was born.
Since then, the band has developed a reputation for its raucous and frenetic live shows and has received a fair amount of support and airplay from college radio across Canada. In 2005, Chris decided to leave the band to pursue other interests and was replaced on the bass by longtime FAK buddy Tim Sakellariou.
With new members and a new album coming very soon, First Aid Kit is looking forward to upcoming tours and everything the future may hold for them.
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