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Fort Ancient

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The best kept secret in music


"Fort Ancient, Pianos Concert Review, 04/02/04"

Bands like Fort Ancient, who bring a Superchunk meets Joy Division meets Brooklyn meets a laptop vibe to our musical proceedings, instill and ensure the belief in me that good bands with great songs are still just around the proverbial corner. -

"Fort Ancient S/T EP Review"

This five-piece indie rock outfit started out as a two-piece bedroom experiment…so what do you get? Well a sound that spans a lot of directions and influences in the vain of The Shins, Modest Mouse, and Interpol. -

"Trampoline House II Release"

Fort Ancient can go from plaintive to triumphant faster than you can say "Big 12," and they corner like they're on rails. Fans of Grandaddy, The Anniversary or Death Cab for Cutie, say hello to your new favorite band. - Trampolinehouse Magazine


I Believe in Tornadoes EP (2004)
Fort Ancient S/T EP (2003)
Can't you see we're the optimists? (2002)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Transplanted Kentuckians Rance Piatt and Joshua Weill have evolved a two-man, lo-fi, home recording project into a full-fledged, 5-piece wall of indie synth pop.

With Scotty Kawczynski pitching in on laptop and keyboards and the battery of Kristen Swenson on drums and Matthew Mills on bass, this Brooklyn band has been together less than two years, and already played such acclaimed music venues as the Knitting Factory, Pianos, Arlene's Grocery, Luna Lounge and Sin-e' in New York, the Crocodile Cafe' in Seattle and Boston's T.T. The Bear's Place.

The band's first release, a self-titled EP, gained a following on indie radio (KEXP, Seattle // East Village Radio, New York), and garnered worldwide exposure on internet sites such as, SXSW award-winning webzine, photo gallery and review sites, and the French answer to Spin Magazine,

The latest EP, "I believe in tornadoes," has garnered airplay on even more stations, including Indie 103 (Los Angeles), and Italy's Radio Friuli and Fort Ancient was the only unsigned band featured in the "Trainspotting" section of Rockpile Magazine (January '05).