Emperor X
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Emperor X


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The music of Emperor X (Chad Matheny) ranges from skronk-and shout anthems about rapid transit to frazzled club mix epics about the health risks of radiation-spewing comptuer monitors at temp jobs
to downcast, echoey stomp-and-dirge postfolk diatribes about hating physics grad school classmates. Chad is a little reticent to mention
his overwhelmingly positive reception in music magazines and online journals across the coutnry like The Onion and Pitchfork. And what unassuming former science teacher wouldn't be when the articles often include comparisons to the luminaries like Prince, The Flaming Lips, and Elliott Smith?

Touring the country relentlessly in 2005, Emperor X opened for the likes of Magnolia Electric Co., Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, and Make-Believe, and earned a reputation for putting on a frantic, spastic blur of a concert any time he gets half a chance. The music project delivers awkwardly gorgeous sets whether it's just Chad touring by himself with a guitar, keyboard, and four-track on his back, or the full five-piece Emperor X line-up (sometimes including brass and woodwinds!) Emperor X can make us cheer, cringe, or cry,
but he couldn't bore us if he tried.