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Abileen


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative rock

Status:

Band dissolved. Final release, Take It All Back (2006)

See also:

See The Ectophiles' Guide's entry for Frogpond, a previous project of Heidi Phillips'

Comparisons:

Pixies, Throwing Muses, The Breeders

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Abileen is an indie-rock band in the tradition of Heidi Phillips' previous band Frogpond: both rocking and melodic, with Heidi Phillips' distinctive vocals. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Abileen is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Abileen (2004)
  • Take It All Back (2006)

Abileen

Release info:

2004—self-released

Availability:

See Abileen's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Heidi Phillips—lead vocals, guitar
Marty Robertson—lead guitar, bacing vocals
Danny Krause—bass guitar, backing vocals
Jeff McGinness—drums

Comments:

This six-track indie rocker, though individual, has slightly folkie touch and a slightly Throwing Muses feel. Heidi Phillips's smoky vocals brightens the rock sound of the band, both anchoring and lifting it, occasionally pushing it towards the mournful indie plaint. The songwriting is distinctive and definitely above the average fair. This ep is a strong start for the band. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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