They retreated to New Lynn, where they began writing songs and recording them on a 4-track. One Sunday afternoon at Kings Arms, over a few steins of ale, Ben and Andrew happened upon someone playing piano and singing songs that sang like Sebadoh. He happened to play bass (amongst other things). His name was Matty B (Mathew Backhouse), already popularized by his inclusion on the Crawlspace Kiwi Music Sampler (7). They set to work practicing and writing songs, with Matty B contributing his compositions too.
For over a year these three played around town. In mid 2001 they released the Floorshow EP, selling them at gigs and the institution that was Crawlspace Records (RIP). In 2002 the band went down different paths for a while. Ben concentrating on the Feyodor album, and Matt and Andrew creating the Dead Souls Song Collective. In September of 2002, the band reformed twice for Andrew's 40th and Ben's 21st birthday parties.
They resolved after that to release a whole albums worth of material that had been recorded but sat gathering dust in a scummy Grafton flat. They called it Heroes & Zeroes. Justin Schilder guitarist for Chicane agreed to tidy the songs up a bit at his Saltlick Studio. The band liked what Justin did.
Justin liked the band. So Joed Out became 4 piece once again. A little later on, Matty B left the band after recording the Double A side single Sweetest Friend / Halfway Up Tonight with Mikael H. Ben, Justin and Andrew then set about recording the Weirder Than Looney Tunes album, with their crowning achievement being asked to perform the song "Glorious" live on TVNZs Good Morning progamme. In 2003 Ben left the country and Joed Out went on hiatus until his return in 2004. For about 6 months Joed Out played gigs around the country with Mike the Fed stepping in on Bass duties.
This line up only recorded one song - soon to be released on the new Pwertool Records Bulletholes compilation. Ben left NZ again in 2004 and the band has been on hiatus ever since. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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