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Revealing a sharp songwriting instinct and unfolding a distinct indie rock influence, Secret Machines unveil singular scenarios and refined tunes within the alternative pop/rock scene. Benjamin Curtis (guitar/vocals), Josh Garza (drums), and Brandon Curtis (bass/vocals) formed Secret Machines in the midst of summer of 2000, in Dallas, TX. The trio swiftly managed to create its own sounding marks, mostly due to a common musical and band experience. Before forming the Machines, the Curtis brothers played with the punk rock squad UFOFU; in addition, Brandon's also a regular headliner of the Dallas underground music scene, namely through his active participation in projects such as Captain Audio alongside Garza. After several months of rehearsals and recording sessions in Chicago with engineer Brian Deck, the Machines offered their debut disc, the EP September 000, in March of 2002. After touring throughout much of 2002, the band returned to their adopted hometown of New York City and began recording the debut full-length for Reprise with producer Jeff Blenkinsopp. The album Now Here Is Nowhere was released in May of 2004. Ten Silver Drops followed two years later. In 2007, Ben Curtis left the band to work with his other project, School of Seven Bells, full-time; former Tripping Daisy member Phil Karnats was recruited to become Secret Machines' guitarist. That summer, the band began recording their third album and when Warner Brothers seemed unsure about their new lineup, Secret Machines decided to form their own imprint, TSM Recordings. The band released the muscular-sounding Secret Machines in conjunction with World's Fair in 2008. ~ Mario Mesquita Borges