MP3 The Aught-Threes - Bystanders Often Do Nothing
Buoyant, bittersweet boy-girl hooks and harmonies
13 MP3 Songs
POP: with Electronic Production, ROCK: Modern Rock
The Aught-Threes Are:
Brian Maselli-guitars, vocals, credit card debt
Levon Veils-bass, loop programming, fetching good looks
Angela Darrow-vocals, cat-like reflexes
Michael Coulter-drums, prank calls
Brian and Levon were in Blue Star Creeper. The Portland press liked them. Paul and Justin left in 2003. Tears.
Brian wrote bunches of melancholy acoustic songs. Levon programmed loops for them. Angela came along to sing harmony. Haunting. Pretty. But kinda unrock. Played a few shows. With loops, shows felt karaokeish, unfortch.
Recorded Bystanders Often Do Nothing in 2005 + January 2006 with loops, acoustics, etc. Added electric guitars after depressive state set in. Started craving drums for album layers and pending live sets.
Changed name to The Aught-Threes in 2006. Plugged electrics back in. Back to rock, but not as much. Pop really: acoustic electronica minus electronica and acoustics. The debut CD, Bystanders Often Do Nothing, captures the sound of the band’s genesis and metamorphosis. That’s the story.