Above This Clouded Mind
'You've got a problem.' Said a first time listener. 'First you sound like rock, but it isn't quite rock, then you sound like folk, but it isn't quite folk. You need to make up your minds!' We've made up our minds. We will write our own music, we will play our hearts out, and we will continue to defy easy classification. We will combine intricate acoustic guitar with hardcore rhythms and crunching distortion. We will rock, but we won't shy away from a more earthy, folksy sound. It might spin your head, but when your head stops spinning maybe you'll have found a new favorite band. We're five guys all reaching for the unreachable, believing in the unbelievable; but that's ok, hopefully the soundtrack to the struggle will be good. Far more than just a way to pass the time or even a tonic for a troubled soul, music is a way of life for each of the band members. We're made up of friends and brothers, all musicians from childhood, all optimistic visionaries with high hopes and a daring dream, struggling to create music that is touching and powerful - first to us and then to the people who hear it. In 2003 The Look Machine was born in an attic with acoustic guitars and burning hearts. The band has slowly evolved into what it is today. We started playing better, louder, more intensely, developing a real sound. We experimented with different styles, searching until we found our own. Hardcore rhythms combine with fingerstyle intricacy on the guitars. The vocals are beautiful, yet marked with raw passion. The drums and the bass carry the music with a powerful beat. It's not a style that's easy to classify, and it's not a sound that's easy to forget. Drawing on our varied musical backgrounds (born of a love of classic rock, modern rock, folk, even. . . showtunes) and crafting a sound that is unique and memorable, we're shooting for the top, and having fun along the way. While we want fans that number in the millions, we will be honored if we could play a song that means something to even one. And with the recent release of our debut full-length album 'Above this Clouded Mind,' produced by Nathan Gray and Josh Latshaw of Boy Sets Fire, we're ready to take the next step. What comes next? A record deal, more shows, and tours. Who knows? Even if it all ends up in glorious failure, it will still be worth every minute, every risk, every note, and every dollar spent.