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Manchester Orchestra

As led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Hull, the maturity of Manchester Orchestra's songwriting belied the factt hat the band members were barelylegal when their group sprung into existence. Based in Atlanta, GA, the indie rock outfit grew out of songs that Hull had begun writing while attendinghigh school. Encouraged by positive response, he opted for homeschooling during his senior year, which afforded him enough time to compose andrecord in the studio. Friends began collaborating with him over time, and Manchester Orchestra soon solidified into a trio comprised of Hull, bassi ...read more

As led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Hull, the maturity of Manchester Orchestra's songwriting belied the factt hat the band members were barelylegal when their group sprung into existence. Based in Atlanta, GA, the indie rock outfit grew out of songs that Hull had begun writing while attendinghigh school. Encouraged by positive response, he opted for homeschooling during his senior year, which afforded him enough time to compose andrecord in the studio. Friends began collaborating with him over time, and Manchester Orchestra soon solidified into a trio comprised of Hull, bassistJonathan Corley, and drummer Jeremiah Edmond.

Hull's songwriting noticeably progressed with the addition of his friends, and the band courted its first fans with an EP release. YouBrainstorm,IBrainstorm, But Brilliance Needs a Good Editor thus appeared in 2005 through the band's own label, Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. With the EP out,Manchester Orchestra began playing shows around the Southeast and added keyboardist Chris Freeman to the mix. Buzz about the band's music begancreating a stir beyond the Atlanta city limits, and the guys were invited to play slots at the South by Southwest and Lollapalooza festivals in 2006 beforebeginning to work on their full-length album that summer. The resulting I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child was issued by the year's end, offering up apoignant collection of memorable hooks and thoughtful narratives that showcased a similar style to acts like the Weakerthans and DeathCab for Cutie.

Eventually, studio intern turned guitarist Robert McDowell joined the lineup permanently, and as a steady buzz continued to grow—especially on Internetblogs — Manchester Orchestra snagged an opening spot on Brand New's largelysold-out tourinspring2007. Theincreased exposurecaughtthe interestofCanvasback Recordings, which reissued theband'sdebutalbumthat summer.A second EP, LetMy Pride Be What's LeftBehind, followedin October2008, andthe bandremained inthestudioduring thesubsequent months to perfect itssophomore album. Released in2009, MeanEverythingtoNothingfoundthebandworkingalongsi. e producer Joe Chiccarelli, famous for hiswork with the Shins and My MorningJacket. « hide

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LPs
A Black Mile to the Surface
2017

4
454 Votes
Cope
2014

3.4
448 Votes
Simple Math
2011

3.9
1,065 Votes
Mean Everything to Nothing
2009

4.1
1,453 Votes
I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child
2006

3.9
870 Votes
EPs
Fourteen Years Of Excellence
2009

3.7
68 Votes
Let My Pride Be What's Left Behind EP/DVD
2008

3.8
56 Votes
Wolves At Night
2007

4
6 Votes
You Brainstorm, I Brainstorm, But Brilliance...
2005

3.6
65 Votes
5 Stories
2004

3.7
36 Votes
Live Albums
Live at Park Ave.
2009

3.5
12 Votes
Compilations
Hope
2014

3.7
99 Votes
Nobody Sings Anymore
2004

3.5
126 Votes

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