Squarewave & El Valiente
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We have been a band to greater or lesser degrees since the mid 90's. Jeff started the band Ivory Library in the mid 80's and I (pat) joined in '95 when the other guitarist quit. We played Madison a lot, Minneapolis, and the other usual midwest spots. Ivory disbanded in '97 but Jeff and I continued making music that went into a collective nameless void which eventually became... Squarewave. We are: Patrick Connaughty, Jeff Jagielo, and Brandon Smith. Our latest release "Throwing Stones" is available through our friends at cdbaby, itunes, Madison record shops and directly from us. Let us know what you think and thanks for listening. ...... .......... .... .... ........................SQUAREWAVE: A Faint Glow......Honest dark emotive psychedelic guitar/ electronic rock, brought to you from the former members of Ivory Library.......................... ........................SQUAREWAVE: Dullhead......emotionally charged pop/psychedelic rock...at the core of this album are simple, pretty songs written by real people with real lives........................... ........ ...... .. .......... .......... ...... Review from Pop Culture Press .... Austin Fall Winter 2007 .... Squarewave A Faint Glow (Boat Recordings) Squarewave's Jeff Jagielo once led a great underground band from Madison, Wisconsin called Ivory Library who made solemn and gorgeous rock music perfectly suited for the long Upper Midwestern winter. They released a couple of stellar records on tiny labels during the '90s while flirting with bigger indies but never got to make the big jump and disbanded in the late '90s. Last year, Jagielo and Pat Connaughty (who was in one of the later Ivory Library lineups) re-emerged as Squarewave and released Dullhead. With the addition of Brandon Smith as full-time drummer and a batch of excellent songs, A Faint Glow surpasses Dullhead, which is not to discount the quality of that record at all; this new one is just that good. Jagielo has always managed to work effectively in melancholy mid-tempo rock, which is dangerous territory for a lot of musicians. He sings in a hushed, fragile voice that is plaintive without being mopey, and even on the longer and more adventuresome songs, he still has a keen ability to find a good hook in the form of a chorus or guitar riff. Connaughty's songs serve as the perfect counter-weight for Jagielo's. They are equally as melodic and aching but different in approach as well as voice. And like the cover of Chris Bell's "I Am the Cosmos" on Dullhead, this time they deliver another splendid version of another band's song in their version of Love Spit Love's "Half A Life." Who knows how much Boat Records can push Squarewave, but there is a receptive audience out there waiting to welcome a record as good as A Faint Glow. -Andy Smith .... .... Isthmus Review, Madison .... A Faint Glow .... The sophomore release from former Ivory Library members Jeff Jagielo and Pat Connaughty is quieter and more delicate than their 2006 debut, but no less engaging. The CD starts with three tracks that showcase Squarewave's stylistic range fuzzy dance pop, spooky psychedelica and slow-burning guitar rock. "Air into Need" recalls Killing Moon-era Echo & the Bunnymen, but by the time the sixth song kicks in, A Faint Glow locks into a down-tempo, contemplative mood. Once there, Squarewave use electric guitar jams to stake out a hungry, searching sound. Connaughty and Jagielo co-wrote all the tracks, and the strength of their collaboration is a knack for transforming compositions into swirling ambient soundscapes. For those who spent the '80s and '90s plugged into Ivory Library, Squarewave are like rediscovering a long lost friend. For the uninitiated, they are a local band not to be missed..... Rich Albertoni Members Jeff Jagielo: songwriter, instruments Patrick Connaughty: songwriter, instruments Influences The Beatles, Richard Hawley,Nick Drake, Richard Thompson, Elliott Smith, Go Betweens, Psych furs, Tindersticks, REM, Pink Floyd, Technology, ...The lovely weather here in WI Sounds Like This is a trick question that anyone asked should avoid...but, for those who just will not find out for themselves...we sound exactly like.
Voted BEST NEW BAND 2008 by Isthmus Readers ..-Isthmus Annual Manual.... "Without a doubt, this is the most creative guitar-centric rock act working in Madison today." ..-The Isthmus.. .. "El Valiente lurk and charge through spaces as broad and bleak as the Grand Canyon. The group's guitar, glockenspiel, bass, and drums prove boldest when drifting off into a skeletal void between slowcore, spaghetti western, and free jazz." ..-The Onion A.V. Club.. .. "It was the first time I had listened to El Valiente, but I assure you it won't be the last. The band really exceeded my expectations, with one part math rock, one part post-rock, one experimental and the rest just melodic guitar playing. There were a couple times during their set when the songs would build up until the drummer would be standing up hitting all the cymbals as hard as he could." ..-muzzleofbees.com.. .. "Just when you think the local instrumentalists are all about limitless desert vistas and parched bones glowing in the moonlight, they let loose with an explosion of guitars that takes you back to the glory days of post-punk." ..-The Isthmus.. .. "El Valiente 's free jazz and spaghetti western washes are mind-bending enough to be the soundtrack to the dreams of surreal director Alejandro Jodorowsky." ..-Madison.com.. .. "What better way to close out the week's ticket orgy than with El Valiente. I will admit that I had never heard or heard of El Valiente until this post, but holy hell I am impressed. If nobody takes these tickets I will break ranks and take them myself. El Valiente are a post-rock group (man I am full of hyphens) who's free jazz influenced rock slays me. If you are a fan of Mogwai or The Album Leaf you are already familiar with El Valiente. If you're not as I am or was, then you are doing yourself a disservice by not catching this show." ..-Dane101.com.. .. "Instrumentals surging with bursts of noise and wondrously drifting melodies. For three guys with such a humble stage presence, the group crafts some bold--perhaps even valient?--work, spicing up the basic rock-trio format with glockenspiel and unwieldy song structures on the recently released ..El Topo... For an idea that sounds so interesting on paper, El Valiente is also quite respectable live, staying clear and tight even at a cramped King Club show last month." ..-The Onion A.V. Club.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Members Eric Caldera, Guitar.. Kris Hansen, Bass.. Joe Bernstein, Drums, Glockenspiel.. ...... ...... ...... Influences Don Caballero, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Tristeza, Sonic Youth, Album Leaf, Flaming Lips, The Jade Monkey... ..Some of the great bands we've had the pleasure to play with:.... Dub Trio, Cougar, Tortoise, The Appleseed Cast, Bottomless Pit, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, Zechs Marquise, The New Year, Lymbyc System, Beaten by Them, National Beekeepers Society, United Sons of Toil Sounds Like "haunts like the lonesome cry of a cowboy's ghost" ..The Onion.. .. .......... ..Daceton.. -2009.. New limited release! .. .. .......... ..El Topo.. -2007
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