Nomad Planets
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Nomad Planets

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CD's released thus far are "The Indestructible Drop" and "Edge of Time". Currently at work on our third disc that will be released in or around April of 2009.

Airplay in Chicago includes radio stations WXRT, WLUW and WHPK.



Nomad Planets have opened for the likes of Richard Buckner, Jon Langford and Bettie Serveert and have played such Chicago venues as The Abbey Pub, Wise Fools Pub, Martyrs and Uncommon Ground. The band was also chosen twice to play the Goose Island Stage at Taste of Chicago.

Nomad Planets enjoy the collaborative process of writing songs that combine guitar-based rock with elements of folk and americana. Imaginative and personal lyrics, rich textures and intriguing dynamics go hand in hand with powerful live performances to showcase a band that clearly likes making music together.

The band's current line-up found each other during and after the recording of their first full-lenghth recording, 'The Indestructible Drop'. Guitarist/vocalist Mark Mybeck and bass player Phil Rapchak had voyaged together through various bands, including the artfully eclectic Whistling Jupiters. During the recording of the disc, they forged a creative connection with engineer and co-producer, John Carpenter, who joined their lineup as a guitarist and vocalist after the album's release. In turn, Carpenter brought in drummer Drew Enselman, former drummer with Urban Twang and Bucky Halker's Complete Unknowns, whom he had befriended during session work at his studio.

'Edge of Time', their second disc, (also produced by Carpenter at Thunderclap Recording Studio of Hammond, Indiana) also features guest appearances by, among others, former Verbow and Poi Dog Pondering cellist Alison Chesley, songwriter/artiste Cath Carroll, organist Chris Ussery, and Urban Twang vocalist Trish Clausen.

There is a timeless integrity to Nomad Planets' music - sometimes rough hewn, sometimes sheer and elegant - that reminds us there is an art to accompaniment and interpretation. It comes from a knowing, taken up by the band, and carried to the listener, that there is a place, deep within, where we all gather as one.