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The Standard

The Standard
Formed: 1999 in Portland, OR
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Group Members: Tim Putnam, Rob Duncan, Rob Oberdorfer, Jay Clarke, Ritchie Young, Tim Putnam
Biography: The Standard hail from Portland, where they began playing shows in 1999. Vocalist/guitarist Tim Putnam, keyboardist Jay Clarke, bassist Rob Oberdorfer, and drummer Rob Duncan had known each other from playing in various bands -- and in various styles -- around town, and as the Standard they incorporated ...Read full biography
Wire Post To Wire
Released: 2004
Label: RedEye Inc
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The Standard took their time with Wire Post to Wire, the result being an album that's as gorgeously tasteful as it is frighteningly tense. There's something anxious in the pattering rhythm to the Clinic-ish ...Read full review
Released: 2002
Label: Touch & Go
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The Standard proffer what can best be described as spacy indie prog pop, a sound which dwells within the parameters of serious-minded whimsy for the most part, rife with melancholic melodies that impact ...Read full review
More The Standard albums: Main Albums (5)