We vs. Death
We vs. Death
Almost right away they choose to make instrumental music, that by lack of a better term can be described as post-rock. Other bands categorised as post-rock are for example Explosions in the Sky, Slint, Mogwai, Tomàn and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Anno 2008 we vs .death moved to using more vocals and harmonies, the sound evolved to more song-based material. a new album is expected march 2009 In the Netherlands We vs. Death is still the most successful exponent of the genre, that nowadays becomes more popular among bands. Since they started the band has been playing venues on a regular basis, and since 2003 they have been playing outside the Netherlands as well.
In the meantime they played venues in Belgium, England, Canada, France, Russia, Poland, Denmark, Germany and Japan We vs. Death alternately plays large venues like Paradiso, 013, Vera and Tivoli and small-scale venues and squats like the ACU and the OCCII. Although We vs. Death is surely a band in the traditional sense of the word, they also try to seek collaboration with other creative disciplines. So far they worked together with performance-artist Jeremiah Day, theatre-designer Theun Mosk, video-artist Boudewijn Rosenmuller and Graphic Designer Roel Dalhuisen. Discography 7-inch Their first vinyl-single was released in 2001 on the Zabel Muziek music-label.
This single contained four songs: MK Ultra HMV MK Ultra Heron Split-CD with Tom Sweetlove In 2003 the band released a split-CD with the Belgian post-rock band Tom Sweetlove. Each band contributed four songs for this release, titled The Message Is, that was released on the Dutch Zabel Muziek-label and the Belgian Matamore-label. The We vs. Death-songs on this CD are: My Dog is Watching Me City Council Cosmos Consertina Wave Goodbye With Your Little Hand Split-CD with Green Concorde In 2004 the band decided upon releasing a split-CD again, this time together with the Danish indie rock band Green Concorde.
On this album, released on Zabel Muziek and Eglantine Records, appeared the following We vs. Death songs: Pictures From Stellenbosch Workers Are Referred To As "Hands" Wake 44 We Too Are Concerned / We Are Too Concerned After releasing the 7" EP en two split-CD's, the band released their full-length debut in Spring 2006. The CD-package also contained a DVD and a booklet with a short story from artist Jeremiah Day. The CD, again released on the Zabel Muziek-label contains eight tracks: And How To Translate It Pictures From Stanford Snow Cushioned The Fall One Light Will Do Thomas Corner And The Valley Houses (Yes,) We Went To Novgorod Mother And Father And Me Fieldfire split 7 inch with audiotransparent wevsdeath track : 'varde"a collection of stones Line-up Although it has undergone a few changes in the beginning, and has been stable for years, untill recently, when guitarist Bart de Kroon left the band and was replaced with Thomas Sohilait.
The members are (in random order): Marten Timan (bass) Thomas Sohilait (guitar) Paul Hoek (trumpet and concertina) Wouter Kors (guitar) Gerben Houwer (drums) The band is being supported by several people: Roel Dalhuisen (artwork) Maarten Houwer (sound-engineering) Theun Mosk (theatre-design) Gibson Houwer (light-design/technician) Boudewijn Rosenmuller (video) Jeremiah Day (performance-artist) www.wevsdeath.nl 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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