IN CORRIDORS

IN CORRIDORS

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Alot like the strangely euphoric sensation you get when laid up in bed with a low grade fever.A gloomy vibe lands somewhere between Gang of Four and The Sisters of Mercy, but you'll never peg it as college-rock or goth.

Biography

Mark Sorvari picked up the electric guitar at the age of 12.Without any formal training,he began to bash out sounds and develop a playing style of his own.

In 1992, just out of high school, Mark got together with 2 like minded musicians and formed the 3 piece Minneapolis, MN based band Arm,which in five years, became one of the most beloved acts in the area's proud punk/indie history.In 1997, after 5 years of playing, recording, 2 7" releases (one of which was on BABES IN TOYLAND drummer Lori Barbero's label SPANISH FLY), one self-released vinyl only LP(engineered by Chris Roseanau ), one SXSW appearance, various tours (with the likes of Karate, Compound Red, and Guzzard), they called it quits....they all had other pursuits in the works.

The other members of ARM went on to join bands like Selby Tigers, Monarques, End Transmission, and The Hold Steady. Mark decided to take a break from music. His love of touring with ARM left him wondering what was beyond the boarders of America. He spent the next several years traveling abroad.

After several years of extensive traveling, Mark decided to pick up the guitar again. He had bought an old 2 track tape recorder, and started exploring and learning the techniques of home recording.
He quickly became interested in recording, stepped up to a 4 track, and gradually started recording solo pieces. Around that time, Mark got together with 2 other local musicians and played 2 shows under the name THE REVIVAL FIRES.

In 2002, wedding bells rang, and Mark relocated to Tokyo, Japan. He had met Nao many years earlier through her work with the band SEAGULL SCREAMING KISS HER KISS HER. He continued writing/recording solo pieces, exploring his new found love of recording.

In early 2003, he got together with 2 friends, Justin Simon (WE ACEDIASTS, INVISIBLE CONGA PEOPLE,MESH-KEY RECORDS) and Jun Hieda (Comeback My Daughters). 2 weeks later they performed their first show under the randomly choosen name No T-Shirt.

In early 2005, they self-released a split 7" entitled TEARS with Chicago's ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE.
The track HOLIDAY was self-recorded/mixed by Mark in his so-called EKOSTUDIO (a portable recording studio which he would set-up in Tokyo's pricey hourly rehersal studios). This track's heavily delayed yet sparse guitar,tom tom led drums, and reverberated vocals was the first real stepping stone to what would become the groups "sound". Eventually, the 7" was co-released with Luminal Records (USA) and distributed through Stickfigure.

In the summer of 2005, they began recording for a CD EP release. Once again, in EKOSTUDIO.

On the eve of the release of the SHORT SHORT LAND EP, seeing how the band had mutated from its original form.....3 drummers, 3 bassists had passed through,Mark being the only original member, he decided that a name change was in order.......something not quite as grotesque.

In Dec. 2005, IN CORRIDORS was chosen.

In early 2006, IN CORRIDORS spent a week touring JAPAN (Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe, Osaka, Nara) with Seattle's MINUS THE BEAR. Coinciding with the tour, SHORT SHORT LAND was released.

Soon after that, they started planning for their next release. They booked a week of studio time in NYC with engineer Steve Revitte (Liars, Beastie Boys, Kill Me Tomorrow, Vaz, The Double). The track TWILIGHT IN THE PYRAMID HOUSE, from the 2007 PEACE DEMO CDR was recorded during this session.

In the Fall of 2006, the track PINK TRUTH (taken from the SSL EP) appeared on the German fanzine TRANSMISSION'S "Awake In the Greylight 3" compilation with the likes of JOY┬ŽDISASTER, CAMP Z,and THE WEEGS.

In Dec of 2006, IN CORRIDORS recorded 2 tracks THE LAST RAY and ROCKETSHIP RUN at PEACE MUSIC STUDIO in Tokyo with engineer Souichiro Nakamura(GUITAR WOLF, YURA YURA TEIKOKU,BORIS) and Producer You Ishihara (WHITE HEAVEN, THE STARS).

In Jan 2007, they put out a 4 song CDR entitled PEACE DEMO.

IN CORRIDORS are currently preparing for their first full length release and are seeking label/distro/tour support.

Discography

"Tears" split 7"
Track> Holiday (2005)

"Short Short Land" CD EP (2006)
Tracks> Pink Truth, New World, Miss, The Right, Holiday

Transmission Zine (Germany) Awake In the Greylight Compilation (2006)
Track> Pink Truth

"Peace Demo" CDR (2007)
Tracks> The Last Ray, Running at Night, Rocketship Run, Twilight In the Pyramid House

Set List

Usually from 30-40 min (6-7 songs)