When rehearsals and demo sessions started, the group had maintained a consistent line-up for nearly four years. While Doty continued to handle the primary aspects of the writing, he opened more space in the framework for creative input. Oliver Chapoy, who previously handled programming in the band, shifted to guitar. Stichter anchored many of the melodies heard in tracks like "Tweleven" and "This Place." Roessner utilized his classical music training to perform timpani, vibes and celeste for various songs on the album.
And Stone further developed his signature guitar tone with unique amplification techniques and pedals. The album also added two ideas Doty had wanted to experiment with for years - vocals, courtesy of Caroline Lufkin on "This Place." and a string arrangement by Roessner and Chapoy on "Small Steps." It Doesn't Matter was recorded with producer Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Flaming Lips) in the Tarbox Road Studios cabin, located in the backwoods of Cassadaga, NY. Current Line-up: Matt Doty - Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Programming Steve Roessner - Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Celeste Oliver Chapoy - Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Celeste, Programming Will Stichter - Bass Former Members: Matt Stone - Guitar, Keyboards Josh Tillman, drummer '01-'04 Zach Tillman, bassist '02-'04 Justin Saxby, bassist on the summer '03 tour Bethany Olson, keyboards in the winter of '03 Joel Votaw, bassist in the spring and summer of '02 Erin Berkey, keys and bells in the summer of '02 Jesse Pierce, bassist in the winter of '02 Discography: * 2002: Be a Bright Blue – full-length (Broken Factory Records) * 2003: Four Months of Darkness – full-length (Burnt Toast Vinyl)/LP (Broken Factory Records) * 2005: Be a Bright Blue (Digipak re-release) – full-length (Burnt Toast Vinyl) * 2005: Luck Will Not Save Us From a Jackpot of Nothing – EP (Burnt Toast Vinyl) * 2005: The Exquisite Death of Saxon Shore – full-length/LP (Burnt Toast Vinyl) * 2009: It Doesn't Matter - full-length - CD/digital download (Broken Factory) 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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