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mortimer nova

Tampa, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2001

Tampa, Florida, United States
Established on Jan, 2001
Band Rock Indie


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2003 - The Diary of Valerie Hutchinson
2004 - Medium
2005 - If You Shoot For The Stars...
2006 - Terminal
2009 - Terrible The Fish Has Drowned


Feeling a bit camera shy


Mortimer Nova is an experimental indie / indietronic group fronted by former Halfway There drummer/guitarist/vocalist Michael Vilches based out of the Tampa Bay area in Florida. Early Mortimer Nova began as a solo indie-folk project. Over the years, the band has acquired more musicians that have come and gone but Vilches has always remained in the band. The bands particular brand of music acts as flowed stoytelling without any poetic rhyme. Mortimer Nova uses an effected acoustic guitar, multi-vocal harmony, synthesized/sampled noise and a drum kit.

Formation and Debut

The band formed in Tampa, Florida in 2003. Vilches had already been playing solo shows for some time and decided to bring on 2 more members full-time to add a full band sound including Andrew Verastegui on lead guitar and Diego Verastegui on drums. Prior to that he had taken on guitarist Steve Martinez, formerly the drummer of IrrateMortimer Nova reformed in 2009 as lead guitarist A Verastegui left the band in May 2008. During August 2009, the band reformed with old drummer D Verastegui and Eric Hanson, formerly of Irrate and Faded NimbusMortimer Novaended in 2010 with the lineup of Vilches and D Verastegui. In November 2013, Mortimer Nova became active again on the website SoundCloud and ReverbNation" by announcing upcoming shows.

Listener Reviews

"Recommended album if you like any of the following bands: The LumineersRadioheadGrizzly Bear (band)Ugly CasanovaPinbackElliott SmithThe Flaming LipsWolf ParadeRuby SunsOf MontrealFleet FoxesThe DodosBlonde RedheadSunny Day Real EstateThe Black Heart ProcessionApples in StereoModest MousePedro the LionThe Appleseed Cast."

Band Members