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Fusing together the musical complication and ingenuity of King Crimson with the ferocity and D.C.-sound of Fugazi, Faraquet have created an album of technical, churning, and passionate frenzies collapsed into melodically pleasing atrophy. After several smaller releases of 7" singles and four songs on a split single with the choppy, quirk-filled Akarso, the band moved to Dischord for the release of their first full-length, The View From This Tower. May be considered one of the best debut releases of 2000.


Formed: June, 1997 in Washington DC

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

After Devin Ocampo (vocals/ guitar) and Chad Molter (drums) moved to Washington DC, Jeff Boswell (bass/ Moog) was recruited to complete the Faraquet line-up in 1998. Influenced by the DC sound brought on by the seminal likes of Fugazi, Jawbox and the Nation of Ulysses, the band released their debut EP on DeSoto Records in 1998 followed by a split EP with...
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