East River Tube may be the guise of singer/songwriter F.M. Cornog, who started documenting his melancholy one-man pop on the Tascam 388 mini-studio in his house in Astoria, NY. Given birth to in Suffolk, VA, and elevated in Summit, NJ, Cornog adopted a difficult child years with some careers in a carpeting warehouse, a greenhouse, along with a light bulb manufacturing plant. Following a longstanding bout with alcoholism and an psychological breakdown price him his work and remaining him homeless, Cornog strike rock bottom; during sleep inside a Hoboken place, he fulfilled Barbara Capabilities, who ultimately became not merely his girlfriend but additionally setup the aspiring musician with saving gear and his personal label, Hell Gate. Fatalistically dubbing the task East River Tube after imagining a link between his music as well as the natural sewage dumped in to the regional river basin, Cornog started issuing home-recorded cassettes like 1990’s Stage of Memory space and the next year’s I Utilized to Be Child Colgate before he and Capabilities raised plenty of capital to press many hundred copies of an individual, Helmet On. Following the record received Single from the Week honors in Melody Manufacturer, East River Tube was authorized to the famous British impartial label Sarah Information, which collected a lot of Cornog’s previously documented materials on 1994’s Glowing Hours inside a Can. After putting your signature on towards the American indie Merge, East River Tube came back in 1995 using the critically acclaimed Poor Fricky; three of its tracks were included in Lambchop a couple of years later, because of its record Thriller. Mel implemented in 1996, trailed 3 years later with the Gasoline Age group. In 2003, four years after Cornog’s go back to NJ (and the next release from the Gasoline Age group), East River Tube released Garbageheads on Endless Stun. A three-year distance followed prior to the 2006 appearance of WHAT EXACTLY ARE You On?, once again on Merge. Cornog’s seventh correct record beneath the East River Tube moniker, We Reside in Rented Areas, found its way to 2011.