Genre: Ambient / Experimental / Shoegaze
Location Atlanta, Un
Profile Views: 15057
Last Login: 8/24/2011
Member Since 10/3/2007
Record Label Camp 1538 recordings
Type of Label Indie
BioForged in late summer nights surrounding a dying bonfire at Camp 1538, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children began as lead singer Jason Elliott's acoustic ramblings. His opened-ended lullabies and ballads developed in equal measures of melody, psychedelic meanderings, and eulogies to times past. After several months of recording solo, Elliott's personal lullabies were fortified with the addition of band mates Chris Case, Darrin Harrison, Joe O'Neil, and Craig Henderson. Then later revised with new drummer Bryan Fielden and no Darrin Harrision...The newly formed band gave Elliott's songs an unprecedented depth and intangible appeal. Spirits and the Melchizedek Children have been praised by Atlanta-based music critic Chad Radford as "[creating] a sparse, ghostly, art-folk din that moves from a 4 a.m. whisper of distant, lonely strumming and moaning to a roar of tape hiss." Evolving from crackling static into sonorous melody and back again, Spirits has melodic sensibility gently woven into the chaotic fabric of their haunting arrangements. Unapologetically unexpected and comfortingly familiar, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children's ambient appeal provides the soundtrack to lost summers, new loves, and the hopeful yearning of beginning again. ..jredesign V4.4..........Myspace Layouts.... .............. ....
MembersJason, Chris, Joe, Bryan additional players Darrin, Craig, Louis, YOU!
Sounds Like"High and lonesome space-rock ensemble, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children, celebrate the release of a sprawling new album titled We Are Here to Save You. Vocalist/guitarist Jason Elliott weaves a web of peaks and valleys that are bursting with slow and sweeping melodies, and a starry-eyed croon of redemption. The hint of tape hiss and damaged emotion linger inside every song, but the derelict aesthetic of Spirits' beginnings has given way to gorgeous atmospheric texture and even prettier arrangements." — Chad Radford