Secret Machines

By • Sep 1st, 2009 • Category: Band Bios

secret-machinesSecret Machines know a thing or two about side projects. The New York-by-way-of-Texas trio has dealt with them since the band’s conception. In their early years, Secret Machines came together as a temporary offshoot of acts such as Tripping Daisy and Comet. And years later — more than a half-decade into its spacey, long-reaching take on psychedelic hard rock — frontman Brandon Curtis is feeling a side project’s effects in a much different way. His Secret Machines co-founder and brother, Benjamin Curtis, packed up his guitar and bolted before work on Secret Machines’ third LP began last year so he could front School of Seven Bells. That left Brandon Curtis’ Pink Floyd-style rock alone to echo throughout that 2008 self-titled release with towering anthems and skyrocketing crescendos — despite his childhood collaborator’s backing vocals and swirling riffs taking a side seat.

Chicago Innerview, September 2009

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