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The Founders

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Location:Indianapolis, Indiana
Year(s):2007 - 2012
Categorized as:Rock, Indie Rock, Punk
Members:Nick Kieper -- guitar, vocals 07-12
Kara Moran -- guitar 07-09
Matt Newlin -- drums, hats 07-12
Casey Gaines -- bass, bass 10-12
Andrea Luna -- vocals 11-12
Website:TheFoundersBand.bandcamp.com
Total Request:5733 (5344 downloads, 389 plays)
Total Request:5733 (5344 downloads, 389 plays)
About:

Think garage, but complex. Think soul, but relentless. If you've ever lost your shit to "19th Nervous Breakdown," you'll be in good company spending an evening with The Founders. Frequently seen at PRN, Vollrath and other assorted bacchanalia. Now in glorious Technicolor, beamed straight into your hi-fi set!

--PRN "Sleeper Band," 2010
--PRN "Most Missed Act," 2013


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With support from: Arts Council and the City of IndianapolisIndiana Arts CommissionNational Endowment for the Arts

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94 requests

 2012

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    These Buildings are Made of Rooms
     
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    Tonight at 6
     
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    King of this Castle
     
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    Get Out While You Can!
     
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    Aliens
     

 
4 requests

 2011,

In which the soul of Otis Redding is summoned, strapped to a stone slab, and carried to the top of a pyramid where an electric lady tears out his heart! A one-way trip to Xibalba, armed with axes, trumpets and sticks against the worst the underworld can throw at us.

Artwork by Liz Nichols
Saxes by Phillip Schwein
Trumpet by Jeremiah Maxwell [of Emulus/Verdant Vera]
Ladyvox by Andrea Luna

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    Stuck in the Static
     
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    Up from the Woodwork
     
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    Leave it Alone
     
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    Itch
     
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    Down and Out
     
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    In Our Heads
     
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    Days and Days
     
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    End of the Line [with Luna]
     
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    Grab-Bag
     
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    This House
     
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    Taking My Turn
     
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    Captive
     
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    No Expectations
     
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    La noche, boca arriba
     

 
 
338 requests

 2011, Smokin' Kitten Productions,

So while we are combining everything, we are also just enjoying the epic minimalist outfit we have cultured. Children, if this don't get you moving, then I honestly don't know what will.

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    Stuck in the Static
     
     
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    Up from the Woodwork
     
     
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    Days and Days
     
     
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    Grab-Bag
     
     

 
 
173 requests

 2011

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    Show My Face
     
     
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    Leave it Alone
     
     
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    Hold Your Breath
     
     

 
49 requests

 2010, Smokin' Kitten Productions,

"There is no final justice. The only thing you can do is burn and burn and burn." -- FLCL, "Firestarter"

Retreating for the month of November 2010 to our trusty hideaway in the suburbs, we have constructed a fiery new testament. 13 tracks of utter passion, wit and power, all designed to make you dance and shout so you won't think about loneliness and feel sad and stuff.

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    Sweet Granny Vodka
     
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    Hawks of Defeat
     
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    I Wanna Be Your Rat
     
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    Get Out While You Can!
     
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    Time it Takes its Time
     
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    Labrat
     
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    King of This Castle
     
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    Barely Awoken
     
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    See What's Waiting
     
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    Show My Face
     
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    Nothing Better To
     
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    Against the Cold
     
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    Not Much Hope for Krista
     

 
13 requests

 2011,

 So Kara came back to hang out with us [and have Nick record some demos for her] and we figured, why not, we have the equipment. Let's make the old trio sound like it was s'posda. You're welcome.

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    Exile in Charon
     
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    Caged Up
     

 
 
217 requests

 2010,

With time and a little experience come much improved results. This is the sound of practices, new songs, et cetera. Officially, these are demos. Word on the street is, these live demos kick the old recordings to the curb and sleep in their bed.

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    See What's Waiting
     
     
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    Hold Your Breath
     
     
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    Show My Face
     
     
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    Round 2
     
     

 
 
94 requests

 2009,

Though not a Founders album, it does contain two Founders tracks. This is actually the soundtrack to the Indy student film “Free Wall,” which was filmed in downtown Indianapolis.

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    Canker
     
     

 
 
107 requests

 2008, Middle Class Records,

 The first Founders LP, Exile in Charon, was recorded in their drummer's living room through borrowed mics and a borrowed mixing board onto a free computer program over the course of a summer. Nick and studio engineer Alan Newman [of Wienerwald and Persistent Vision] pored over the dozen tracks until they were just right, or at least as right as they could be under the circumstances. They scrounged together $200 to pay for the studio time, which was given right back as a loan to have 100 copies pressed.

More could be said, but you're better off just listening to the songs.

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    See You
     
     
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    Exile in Charon
     
     
 
 
  • I think The Founders are great. I like them.
    by catalog printing on Dec 13, 2011
  • this is pretty cool Garage-ish stuff! Are you playing shows? Ever listen to the Pink Fairies? you should
    by Jeb on Oct 03, 2009

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