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The Curtains

Featuring users of Deerhoof, Natural Dreamers, Open up City, and St. Joseph as well as the Forgotten Food, the Drapes were created in 2000 by Chris Cohen, Trevor Shimizu, and Jamie Peterson. This edition of the group documented the 2001 debut recording Fast Discussions, a vinyl-only launch limited by 500 copies. Peterson and Shimizu departed and had been changed by Greg Saunier and Andrew Maxwell, who made an appearance on a break up 7″ with Ghost to Falco, added a track to some Toyo compilation, and continuing the group’s self-released lathe-cut 7″ series. The Drapes’ second recording, Flybys, found its way to fall 2003, coinciding having a tour and another break up 7″ with Maher Shalal Hash Baz. 2004’s Vehicles of Travel discovered the band’s outbursts relocating a more organized, song-like path, which Cohen explored a lot more fully around the 4th Drapes record, Calamity. Cohen still left Deerhoof to focus on the Drapes, writing, creating, and recording almost all of the record by himself, though guitarist/vocalist Nedelle Torrisi and Half-Handed Cloud’s John Ringhofer had been drafted later to provide the record a fuller audio. The Drapes found a fresh house on Asthmatic Kitty, who released Calamity in fall 2006.

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