Half of What You Wanted
'Half of What you Wanted,' begins with the din of a jetliner screaming above the minimalist weaving guitar of opening track 'Straight Line.' It's appropriate, because the band is a powerhouse that demands to be recognized. And so the noise seems to announce this reckoning before the rest of the song comes barreling in, a tune reminiscent of King Crimson with a twist of James and Radiohead...' -- The Oregonian. Kieskagato [Kee ska got oh] formed in the mid 1990's in Madison, Wisconsin and moved to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2000. Changing dramatically over the years in both name (originally called RM. 101) and musical style, Kieskagato has morphed from a Radiohead and Built to Spill influenced indie-rock band into an ambiguous musical anomaly that combines everything from free jazz to hardcore rock, drawing equally from Charles Mingus, Mike Patton, Kurt Cobain, and Tortoise. Over the course of touring, recording, and composing, highlights have included opening for notable acts Crooked Fingers, Rogue Wave, Archer Prewitt, and Pete Yorn, as well as making two records with recording industry legend Larry Crane. During 2005, current Kieskagato members Josh Vasby (lead vocals, guitar, trumpet), Adam Schultz (bass, trumpet, percussion), Bryan Fairfield (drums, backup vocals, percussion), and David Jorgensen (Rhodes piano, organ, trumpet) completed 2 successful national tours, released a unique EP featuring remixes and rearrangements of classic Kieskagato material, and enjoyed a 3 month weekly residency at a favorite Portland club. The band is currently sequestered in it's garage/studio preparing to record it's next release in late summer.