Coheed and Cambria.
CAN WE STOP PRETENDING, just for a minute, that Connor Oberst's personal life is all that fascinating? 'Cause I am sure it's not. Same goes for Dashboard Confessional Dashboard Confessional is an American indie band, led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Carrabba, from Boca Raton, Florida, USA. History
Dashboard Confessional was started in 1999, as a side project from Chris Carrabba's venture with Florida rock band Further Seems and Ryan Adams David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is a prolific American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. Raised by his mother and grandmother, Adams dropped out of school at age 16 and performed with several local bands before moving to Raleigh and . Good song writers, sure, but all this incessant celebration of their inner struggles and deconstructive wit amounts to just retro-auteur pandering. Enter Coheed and Cambria, whose The Second Stage Turbine Blade depicts the inner workings of some far-off galaxy, sort of like if Blade Runner had an indie rock soundtrack.
"Me, personally, I don't think that my personal life is all that interesting," laughs Claudio Sanchez, the band's singer, second guitarist, and chief songwriter.
Hailing from the sleepy, rustic towns of Nyack and Kingston (which are a couple hours out of New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. and an hour away from each other), Coheed and Cambria--including guitarist Travis Stever, bassist Michael Todd, and drummer Josh Eppard--is sort of like a darker, more contemporary Styx without Dennis DeYoung's Broadway affectation af·fec·ta·tion
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Like all good fiction, the concept here centers around what happens when its two central characters, named Coheed and Cambria, are faced with an extraordinary set of circumstances. "Basically. Coheed and Cambria play like an Adam and Eve Adam and Eve
In the Judeo-Christian and Islamic traditions, the parents of the human race. Genesis gives two versions of their creation. In the first, God creates “male and female in his own image” on the sixth day. to this crazy science fiction world that we are putting together. It is kind of like The Bible meets Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet
star-crossed lovers die as teenagers. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
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archetypal star-crossed lovers. [Br. Lit. meets Star Trek," explains Sanchez. Simple, right? Not exactly. The Second Stage Turbine Blade. the band's first full length record, is actually the second episode in a four-part mini-series percolating in Sanchez's noggin nog·gin
1. A small mug or cup.
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[Origin unknown. . "They find out that they've been betrayed, having done something that they never wanted to but had to for the fate of mankind. They find out that they didn't have to play a role in this game at all," explains Sanchez.
While scenesters in various internet chat rooms are all abuzz about the fate of these two characters and the band is beginning to plan a set of comics that track the story, Sanchez and crew are quick to downplay any notion that they are a bunch of Star Trek conventioneers. "Obviously, we are big fans of Star Wars, Aliens, Nightmare on Elm Street, and comic books, but its not like if you sat me down with science fiction and horror trivia I would be a fucking whiz at it and get it all right," he says with equal parts genuine appreciation and flack-you-attitude. Rather, they are more apt to talk about music than Dune. "There is not a whole lot of science fiction in my bass line," sniffs Todd, who points out that the legendary Bad Brains guitarist Dr Know, just another "local musician" up in Woodstock, lent a hand on the album's first track, "Time Consumer."
Still, the made-up world of these two characters is an interesting draw and its ongoing evolution will obviously parallel the band's growth. As for the next episode of the Coheed and Cambria saga, which is due out in the latter part of 2003, Sanchez is naturally tight-lipped tight·lipped also tight-lipped
1. Having the lips pressed together.
2. Loath to speak; close-mouthed. See Synonyms at silent. . "I would give it away if I said what would happen to those two characters," he says smiling "The next deals more with their relatives and, like vengeance Relatives and vengeance--much cooler than Ryan Adams' love life, to be certain.