MP3 Self-Evident - Angular
Rock, Prog, Indie, Math
9 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Math Rock, ROCK: Progressive Rock
Formed in Minneapolis, MN in the summer of 1997, Self-evident have since developed and begun to apply a unique, positive, and smart formula to standard rock songwriting, conjuring music that is very resistant to categorization.
Variously described as punk, indie, jazz, post, math, and art-rock, Self-evident are perhaps more aptly dubbed "transcendental", encompassing all of these styles and more-often in a single three minute song. The instrumentation is simple: bass/vocals, guitar/vocals, and drums.
Somewhat sparse vocals serve to compliment and bring structure to instrumental parts. Their major influences run the gamut, some notable ones including Fugazi, Shudder To Think, Rush, Faraquet, Casket Lottery, The Dismemberment Plan, Karate, and Don Caballero.
Self-evident have played over 400 shows in 13 states with countless local and national bands such as Don Caballero, Oxes, Juno, Chokebore, Bad Wizard, Slackjaw, The Vida Blue (Ten Grand), Life And Times (ex-shiner), Clair de Lune, Houston, Nymb, Align, Overstep, Traindodge, Riddle Of Steel, 8 Bucks Experiment, Murder in the Red Barn, Tight Phantomz, and Form of Rocket.
Multiple full length albums and EPs have been released since their conception in 1997 including the following: "The Arrogance Of Common Professionals (EP)" - Self-Released (1999), "What We Sound Like" - Doom Nibbler Records (2000), "Direct (EP)" - Blue Worm Records (2001), and "Angular" - Blue Worm Records (2003). Since 1997, Self-Evident has also been involved in multiple compilation CDs, split CDs, and promotional releases.
In the fall of 2004, Self-Evident recorded 11 new songs with Carl Amburn (Traindodge / Riddle Of Steel) at The Mousetrap in Oklahoma City for the completion of their 3rd full length album. The album is tentatively scheduled for release on Doubleplusgood Records of Minneapolis on September 13th, 2005. A 4 week tour will follow in conjunction with this release.
Self-Evident continues to write / record new material and constantly play live all over the country, exponentially increasing their fan base, radio play, and overall exposure with each passing day.