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Everest

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  • Formed: Los Angeles, CA
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://everestband.com/
  • Recent Activity: 06.18.15 Thank you Johnny Berman, who started a blog about how people use music to cope, inspired by #LetGo. #thevirtueofmusic http://t.co/smWguDrq5r
  • Everest

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Comprised of five singer/songwriters, the members of L.A.'s indie alt-country band Everest boast some impressive pedigrees, having played with groups like Earlimart, Sebadoh, the Folk Implosion, Slydell, Mike Stinson, Great Northern, Alaska!, John Vanderslice, and the Watson Twins. Sharing a mutual admiration for each other's respective track records, the five were drawn together by a common desire to make classic-sounding pop songs in the style of earthy bands like Wilco and Calexico. Russell Pollard, Jason Soda, Joel Graves, Rob Douglas, and Derek Brown first assembled in 2007, and connected quickly. Graves was especially excited about the instant chemistry, remarking in interviews, "I'm getting to play with my favorite singer, my favorite bass player, my favorite guitar player, and my favorite drummer. It's the band I've always wanted to be in."

In August 2007, they entered New Monkey studio with Foo Fighters producer Mike Terry to capture a set of light, acoustic-based songs on vintage equipment. After only two weeks of recording, one week of mixing, and an afternoon of mastering, their debut album, Ghost Notes, was finished, and they started shopping it around. Neil Young's Vapor Records label -- home of Tegan and Sara and Jonathan Richman -- seemed a logical choice, and after signing there, the group made plans to tour in promotion of Ghost Notes, which was scheduled for release in May of 2008. Two years later, they returned with On Approach, an album co-released by Warner Brothers in conjunction with Vapor. The band toured ceaselessly in support of the album, but the Warner Brothers connection didn't last long. In the beginning of 2011, road-weary from constant gigging, the band was dropped from the label and set about the process of regrouping for their next album. Teaming up with producer Rob Schnapf, well known for his work with Beck, Elliott Smith and many others, the band set about on a very careful and considered recording process for their third album Ownerless. The album was slated for release on new label ATO in summer of 2012 .

Activity

  • 06.18.15 Thank you Johnny Berman, who started a blog about how people use music to cope, inspired by #LetGo. #thevirtueofmusic http://t.co/smWguDrq5r
  • 06.12.15 Certain songs... you never get tired of playing. Wishing you a very HaPpY BiRthDaY brother @Russpollard ! 🎉🌹🎶🔊 https://t.co/A4lFO4Q7tr
  • 05.20.15 RT @MatthewPfahlert: All the best Dave @Letterman ! To see u holding @EverestBand album art was pretty dang special for this lifelong fan. …
  • 05.20.15 #Bucketlist moment when @letterman offered to manage us on nat'l TV! Congratulations Dave! #businessclass #ownerless https://t.co/rOMRii4RL2
  • 05.19.15 Tune in to catch @juanifesto & @drichardbailey on @sethmeyers tonight with @fatherjohnmisty . Venturing a guess that they #nailedit!
  • 04.21.15 RT @carlbroemel: Playin cpl songs on Wed. @ new basement in east nash w/Tom Russ Jesse Kai Teddy. @sometomguy @EverestBand #thebeast http:…
  • 03.10.15 PASTE MAGAZINE: Catching Up with Everest's Russell Pollard By Lane Billings November 22, 2012 -... http://t.co/axxVX9d4Ga
  • 03.09.15 HELLO! A new @everestband website is live at http://t.co/BPc9RJS1Ql with update, full store & sights/sounds. #shareatwill #everestband #DIY
  • 03.05.15 RT @Eric_Mayers: Barista @PHX airport cranking @EverestBand 'Let Go'. Didn't know I needed to hear that song until I heard that song. #awe…
  • 02.10.15 RT @shebmo: Mo's Music till noon PST @IndieFmRadio http://t.co/InuSt4DM6B @hundredwaters @EverestBand @goldfields @MartinaTB @DELOREANDANZ …
  • 12.31.14 Our friends @seawolfmusic 's studio was burgled over the holidays. Please share this list & keep yr eyes peeled: https://t.co/x80BfbKiRu
  • 08.06.14 RT @shebmo: Mo's music till noon PST @IndieFmRadio http://t.co/InuSt4mJ4B @MikalCronin @TAMARYNmusic @surferblood @toddterjeolsen @EverestB…