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Manticore Am I
Manticore Am I
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Stark, distilled minimalism coupled with a playful spirit of experimentation. Manticore Am I doesn't make music so much as he EXPLORES music. You might say it's
Hello, My name is Josiah, my band is called Manticore Am I, I write simple love songs and songs based on old testament stories on my Electric Chord Organ and i record them by myself and have done everything for my recordings so far, have a listen, you may enjoy it.
Band/artist history
In late 2006 Josiah Parker bought a cassette recorder and started recording random conversations and laundry being done, about a week after that he received an Electric Chord Organ for Christmas and started recording songs that he had written over the course of 2006, and in January 2007, he recorded a song onto his brother's computer, it kicked butt, he has been recording more lately and hopes to continue.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I played a song for someone over the phone, it was special.
Your musical influences
Lo-fi, Twee, Indie Pop, Singer/songwriter, Indie, Pop, Love, Old Testament, of Montreal, Half-handed Cloud, Sufjan Stevens, Beat Happening, God, Elliott Smith, Neutral Milk Hotel, Elephant 6, Scarce, Robot Ate Me, Mountain Kids, Strange Islands, A Crowd Of Small Adventures, Two Bicycles Built For One, Calibretto, The Apples In Stereo, The Microphones, Mt. Eerie, Mount Gigantic, The Music Tapes, Adrian Orange, Girl Pants, Achewood, Lenny Smith, Bright Eyes, The Arcade Fire, The Shins, David Bowie, Okkervil River, Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service.
What equipment do you use?
A Magnus Electric Chord Organ, a cheap drum set, a Blue Microphone and my computer
Anything else?
Website: http://www.myspace.com/manticoreami http://www.myspace.com/siahtherulingguy Activities: making music, sitting around talking, sitting around eating, stomping, anything but hanging out with friends, using scissors, I played trumpet in band but it was the schools so i don't have one anymore, playing with kittens because they are cute. Interests: Cream Soda, Root Beer, Mello Yello, Ice Cream Cake. Favorite Music: of Montreal, Okkervil River, The Apples In Stereo, Half-handed Cloud, Neutral Milk Hotel, British Sea Power, AFI, UnderOath, Emery, My Chemical Romance, The Used, Alkaline Trio, Danielson Famile, Bloc Party, Interpol, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, The Knife, Cansei De Ser Sexy, Sufjan Stevens, The Unicorns, Death From Above 1979, Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service, Mt. Gigantic, Robot Ate Me, Say Hi To Your Mom, The Arcade Fire, Atreyu, be your own PET, Armor For Sleep, Arctic Monkeys, Boy Kill Boy, The Killers, Reggie And The Full Effect, Animal Collective, blink-182, Bright Eyes, The Elephant Parade, Mountain Kids, Edward Lasher, Drive all Day, Commander Venus, "Son, Ambulance", Snow Patrol, Sorry About Dresden, The Sound Of Animals Fighting, Chiodos, Coheed And Cambria, jamisonparker, hellogoodbye, snot patties, Children 18:3, Harley Poe, Stars, Rilo Kiley, We Are Scientists, Tegan And Sara, mewithoutYou, Hawthorne Heights, MxPx, Head Automatica, Senses Fail, Calibretto, David Bowie, From First To Last, Jimmy Eat World, My Brightest Diamond, AwRY, The Shins, The Juliana Theory, Conor Oberst, Lenny Smith, The Decemberists, the faint, Dear Astronaut, The Microphones, Mount Eerie, The Cake Sale, The Reindeer Section, Thanksgiving, Adrian orange, Adrian Orange with Child Slave Rebellion, All Girl Summer Fun Band, Tinyfolk, "Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!", Girl Talk, Modest Mouse, Wilco, Xylophone Trees, Mew, Kevin Springer, MGMT, YACHT, Angels & Airwaves. Favorite TV Shows: Venture Brothers, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Futurama, Space Ghost Coast To Coast, X-files, The Office. Favorite Movies: Saw, Lucky Number Slevin, Nosferatu, Garden State, The Butterfly Effect, 300, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Grudge, Shaun of The Dead, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Grindhouse, The Prestige, Jackie Brown. Favorite Books: Waldo books, Hemingway, Our Town.