Forever of Now
Lush atmosheres, infectious melodies, complex arrangments and driving anthems. The Illustrated Band combines spacey dreamscapes, progressive rock and pop, to create a unique yet highly palatable sound. Thought provoking lyrics and creativity over formula makes The Illustrated Band a true experience for the music lover. The bands' founders (Michael Blake-guitarist, singer/songwriter, and drummer-Paul Roraback) began writing songs together in their hometown of Seattle where they recorded the bands' first album under the name Gideon's Press, before relocating to Austin where the band was completed by bassist David Kline and keyboardist Nic Whitworth. Their new album, 'The Forever of Now' is a diverse collection of songs, ranging from the soaring pop melodies of 'Mother's Arms', to the highly complex epic, 'Whirling Dervish', making it a 'must hear' album in 2005.