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Tortoise

Tortoise
Formed: 1990 in Chicago, IL
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Jeff Parker, John McEntire, John Herndon, Douglas McCombs, Bundy K. Brown, Dan Bitney, David Pajo
Biography: Tortoise revolutionized American indie rock in the mid-'90s by playing down tried-and-true punk and rock & roll influences, emphasizing instead the incorporation of a variety of left-field music genres from the past 20 years, including Krautrock, dub, avant-garde jazz, classical minimalism, ambient and ...Read full biography
Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Released: 1996
Label: Thrill Jockey Records
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Tortoise's production expertise hit an early peak with Millions Now Living Will Never Die, a work that not only references studio-centric forms like dub and electronica, but actively welds them to the ...Read full review
Tortoise
Released: 1994
Label: Thrill Jockey Records
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An album that not only set the tone for the new Chicago prog rock, but also cemented the musical niche for Thrill Jockey Records. Here, multi-instrumentalists John McEntire, Dan Bitney, John Herdon, Douglas ...Read full review