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Gregor Samsa (band)

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Years active  2000–present
Genres  Post-rock, Shoegazing
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Labels  Iodine Recordings (Past) The Kora Records (United States) Own Records (Europe)
Website  Official website MySpace
Origin  Richmond, Virginia, United States (1995)
Members  Mia Matsumiya, Toby Driver, Champ Bennett
Albums  55:12, Rest, 27:36, Gregor Samsa

Gregor Samsa is a band from Virginia formed in 2000 and fronted by Champ Bennett. It takes its name from the main character of Franz Kafka's novella The Metamorphosis.


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The band's sound, although rooted in the post-rock genre, differs from that of other bands in the genre in that it employs dual vocals by Bennett and Nikki King, a feature which relates them to the shoegazing and slowcore genres. Gregor Samsa has stated on its website that "the early history of the group has been lost in a wash of noise, strange beeps, and outright lies”.

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Reviews of their album compared it to acts such as Brian Eno, Sigur Rós, Múm, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Low.

In support of its latest release, the band played twenty-one eastern US venues in March before then venturing a 23-date tour of the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, and Germany during April. Historically, the band has chosen to tour and perform alongside a wide array bands and genres including Spokane, Kayo Dot, Barzin, Part Chimp, Calla, Engine Down, Isis, Pelican, Explosions in the Sky, Interpol, and many others.

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The band completed their most recent album, "Rest", in late 2007 and released it in April 2008.

Current members

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  • Champ Bennett - guitar, vocals, piano
  • Billy Bennett - drums, video, samples
  • Nikki King - Rhodes piano, keyboard, vocals
  • Jeremiah Klinger - guitar, baritone guitar, clarinet, theremin
  • Cory Bise - bass guitar
  • Bobby Donne - Synth
  • Mike Ashley - drums
  • Mia Matsumiya - violin
  • Past members and contributors

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  • Brandon Evans - guitar, keyboard, lap steel guitar
  • Jason LaFerrera - bass guitar
  • Earl Yevak - drums
  • Bobby Donne - bass guitar
  • Rick Alverson - guitar
  • Jason Wood - bass guitar
  • Eric Yevak - guitar
  • Amber Blankenship - cello, violin
  • Jon Sullivan - double bass
  • Nick Wurz - bass guitar (sometimes played with a bow)
  • Nathan Altice - guitar, keyboard
  • Tony Thaxton - drums
  • Toby Driver - clarinet and vibraphone
  • Albums

  • 55:12 (CDLP 2006)
  • Rest (CDLP 2008)
  • Over Air (CD 2009)
  • EPs

  • Gregor Samsa (CDEP 2002)
  • 27:36 (CDEP 2003)
  • 27:36+2dot (LP 2004)
  • Splits

  • Split with The Silent Type (2001)
  • Split with Red Sparowes (2005)
  • Songs

    Young and Old55:12 · 2006
    These Points Balance55:12 · 2006
    Jeroen Van AkenRest · 2008


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