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Baltimore, Maryland’s eclectic but generally passionate group Special event features vocalist/percussionist Katrina Ford, multi-instrumentalist Sean Antanaitis, drummer David Bergander, keyboardist/percussionist Tony Drummond, and bassist/guitarist Walker Teret. Ford and Antanaitis — who may also be couple — began in Ann Arbor’s chaotic, early-’90s noise-punk music group Jaks, where Ford begun to explore the formidable vocal design that would form the sound out of all the couple’s upcoming musical tasks. After stints in Chicago and New Orleans, Antanaitis and Ford resolved in Baltimore and produced Like Life, a music group that exchanged the sonic combustion of Jaks for the darker, even more theatrical audio that place Antanaitis’ keyboards on the forefront. Like Lifestyle released two albums, 2001’s The Rose He Lied By (on Troubleman) and the next year’s HERE’S Night, Brothers, Right here the Birds Burn off (on Jagjaguwar), before disbanding in 2003. Afterwards that calendar year, Ford and Antanaitis began Birdland, which noticed the two executing as only a duo for the very first time in their profession. By adding Bergander, they truly became Special event. The trio documented their self-titled debut record by using producer/Television on the air member David Sitek; Ford acquired contributed vocals to many monitors on that band’s Youthful Liars and Desperate Youngsters, Bloodstream Thirsty Babes. Sitek also launched these to 4AD, Television within the Radio’s worldwide label, who authorized Special event in 2005. That fall, the music group embarked on the tour that included a CMJ appearance, coinciding using the launch of Special event. After touring European countries as well as the U.S. during 2006, the music group returned towards the studio room in early 2007 with Sitek, as well as the lusher but nonetheless challenging outcomes of their classes, THE PRESENT DAY Tribe, had been released later on that year. Special event released their following recording, 2010’s Hello Heaven: Electric powered Tarot, via their personal Friends Information label; the task came into being after half a year of intense songwriting, and the music group realized lots of the tunes they’d stockpiled linked to the Main Arcana cards inside a Tarot deck. Ford created the music group Support Royal with various other Baltimore close friends while Special event continued to create and record continuously. Tomorrow’s Right here Today/Don’t Stop Thinking, a limited release 7″ whose name track was influenced by the delivery of Begander’s child, found its way to 2013. Also that yr, Mount Royal authorized to Bella Union and Special event soon followed match, issuing Albumen — the band’s 1st recording to feature Drummond and Teret as full-time people — in August 2014.

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