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The Late Cord

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Though both grew up near each other in Abilene, TX, it wasn't until 1999 that John Mark Lapham and Micah P. Hinson first met through mutual friend Brandon Carr. After the initial introduction, Lapham, a member of the experimental indie rock outfit the Earlies, and Hinson, a burgeoning singer/songwriter, began jamming together and producing fragmentary tracks. In between sessions with the Earlies, Lapham would work on these pieces further for what the two would eventually christen the Late Cord. He helped Hinson score a deal at Sketchbook for his solo music; both would release music with their separate projects over the years, but they never forgot about their work together as the Late Cord. Lapham eventually brought the side project to the attention of 4AD, the label through which their debut, Lights from the Wheelhouse, was issued in July 2006. The five-song EP of contemplative acoustic and electronic musings found Hinson on vocals, with both musicians handling a variety of instruments. ~ Corey Apar


Abilene, TX

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