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  • Formed: Nashville, TN
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: hammockmusic.com
  • Recent Activity: 01.24.17 RT @Slowmeadow: My track "Lachrymosia" was sampled in this song by @6LACK. This probably my favorite use of any of my music so far. https:…
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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

A duo whose ambient soundscapes have drawn comparisons to artists like Boards of Canada and Sigur Rós, Hammock formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2004. The duo was originally conceived by Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson, who were both former members of the band Common Children. Hammock released their debut full-length, Kenotic, on their eponymous label in 2004; The Sleepover Series, Vol. 1 followed one year later. Hammock's profile was heightened in 2006 during the Winter Olympics when NBC played several of their songs during coverage of the figure-skating competition. Darla signed Hammock later that year, and the band's third album, Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo, emerged in November.

Hammock's fourth full-length, Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow, came out in 2008. The album, which was a studio recording of music written to perform at the overseas debut art exhibition of Jónsi & Alex, found the duo striving for a more stripped-down, minimal sound. Released in 2011, the Longest Year EP reflected the trials and tribulations -- including the flooding of Byrd's home -- the band experienced in 2010. In late 2011 they released Asleep in the Downlights, an EP recorded with Steve Kilbey and Tim Powles, both alt-rock veterans and members of Australian band the Church.


  • 01.24.17 RT @Slowmeadow: My track "Lachrymosia" was sampled in this song by @6LACK. This probably my favorite use of any of my music so far. https:…
  • 01.20.17 RT @_Helios: Here is a short sampler for our forthcoming compilation, "Disquiet", benefiting the environment, women & minorities https://t.…
  • 01.19.17 Our favorite hobbit, @MattFrodo @Slowmeadow being very serious at our string session last week. https://t.co/Iugy5skW3M
  • 01.18.17 RT @Strandofoaks: One dollar of every ticket we sell on our US tour will be donated to @PPFA I'm so excited to work with @plus1org
  • 01.17.17 RT @MatthewRyan101: Found this W. H. Auden quote via the Joe Hill. Stopped me in my tracks and had to share. I'll be reading more. https:…
  • 01.16.17 RT @H_C: Best of 2016 @Talvihorros @pioulard @BlueneckUK @DagRosenqvist @eluvium @EITS @hammockmusic @monoofjapan @tim_hecker https://t.co/…
  • 01.14.17 RT @repjohnlewis: The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument we have in a democrat…
  • 01.12.17 String day https://t.co/jITlDhVcfD
  • 01.01.17 RT @HamillHimself: "Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come- Whispering 'It will be happier'"-Alfred Lord Tennyson https://t.co/…
  • 12.31.16 "Swallow your pride and admit that we all need help at times." #RIP Huston Smith 1919 - 2016
  • 12.28.16 RT @_Helios: A new Mint Julep song, "Longshore Drift", for the upcoming benefit compilation "Disquiet": https://t.co/uKNtI2c0pq
  • 12.27.16 Carrie Fischer #sad-sad-sad