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The Ladybug Transistor


Led by vocalist/guitarist Gary Olson, a onetime string stretcher and major inspector at his family’s piano factory, indie pop unit the Ladybug Transistor debuted in 1996 using the LP Marlborough Farms, entitled after Olson’s Brooklyn-area house recording studio. Following a lineup modification that left just Olson and drummer Edward Forces remaining through the Ladybug Transistor’s first roster, Saturnine guitarist Jennifer Baron and her bassist sibling Jeff had been recruited ahead of documenting 1997’s Beverly Atonale, released on Merge. After completing the LP, Forces exited and was changed by Individual Fruits Pie drummer San Fadyl. The group’s amazing third record, The Albemarle Sound, which included participant Sasha Bell on keyboards and vocals, implemented in 1999. Both Bell and Jeff Baron had been also people of neo-psych music group the Essex Green at the moment, along with the alt-country clothing the 6th Great Lake. The Ladybug Transistor’s following record, Argyle Heir, using its indie kitsch stylings, premiered in springtime 2001. After shedding Jennifer Baron and attaining Julia Rydholm, the music group decamped to Az to record its following record, The Ladybug Transistor (2003), with Calexico manufacturer Craig Schumacher. Even more lineup changes implemented as Bell still left the music group and Jeff Baron became even more of a satellite television member. The music group stayed fairly calm for a few years because the lineup sorted itself out, and Olson spent period producing other performers. They came back in 2006 using the Right here Comes the Rainfall EP and adopted up with the wonderful Can’t Wait A LATER DATE, that was released in June 2007 by Merge. The lineup for the recording added keyboardist Kyle Forester and guitarist Ben Crum of Great Lakes. Unfortunately, mere weeks prior to the release from the recording, drummer San Fadyl, a much loved physique in the indie rock and roll community, passed on due to problems from serious asthma. Before saving its next recording, the group’s lineup shifted once again with guitarists Michael O’Neill and Tag Dzula and drummer Eric Farber put into the primary of Olson, Rydholm, and Forester. The band’s seventh studio room LP, Clutching Stems, premiered in June of 2011.

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Full Name The Ladybug Transistor
Music Songs Like a Summer Rain, Always on the Telephone, The Places You'll Call Home, Today Knows, Clutching Stems, Meadowport Arch, Oceans in the Hall, Six Times, The Automobile Song, Song for the Ending Day, A Burial at Sea, Hangin' on the Line, These Days in Flames, The Great British Spring, The Swimmer, I'm Not Mad Enough, The Last Gent, Aleida's Theme, NY - San Anton, Brighton Bound, Splendor in the Grass, Please Don't Be Long, 3 = Wild, Choking on Air, Oriental Boulevard, The Reclusive Hero, Vale of Cashmere, Fallen and Falling, Breaking Up on the Beat, Rushes of Pure Spring, Lord, Don't Pass Me By, Nico Norte
Albums Clutching Stems, The Ladybug Transistor, Argyle Heir, Beverley Atonale, Marlborough Farms, Can't Wait Another Day, The Albemarle Sound

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Little Bitches 2018 completed
6 Balloons 2017 post-production
Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story 2017 Documentary post-production
The Making of Aardvark 2017 Short post-production
Valley of the Moon 2017 completed
New Money 2017 post-production
And Then I Go 2017
Princess Cyd 2017
Take Me 2017
Aardvark 2017
Women Who Score 2017 Documentary short
Through the Wall 2016 Documentary short
Rainbow Time 2016
Living Room Coffin 2016
Contra 2015/I Short
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party 2015
Radical Grace 2015 Documentary
Molly Takes a Trip 2015
Manson Family Vacation 2015
Z for Zachariah 2015
Me 2014/I
Lost in the White City 2014
Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey 2014 Documentary
Amira & Sam 2014
Faults 2014
Vessel 2014/II Documentary
Honeymoon 2014 music by
County, State, USA: Sweet Corn 2014 Short
Black Box 2013/I
The Rambler 2013
Compliance 2012

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Take Me 2017 music engineered and mixed by
AWOL 2016 musician: cello
Amira & Sam 2014 music engineer
The Rambler 2013 music engineer / musician: cello and piano
Black Rock 2012 composer: additional music / musician: cello
Compliance 2012 music engineer / musician: cello, celeste, glockenspiel, electric bass
Return 2011 musician: cello



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