Speed's the Name

Speed's the Name

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
BandRock

A six piece rock band with flesh and blood tight rhythm, focused songs derived from jams, built from the ground up. Guitars that create a full bodied sound, modern synths that bridge the rhythm and melody, and fronted by a lead singer who vocalizes emotion, sometimes anthemic.

Biography

Started in 2007 in Minneapolis, Speed's the Name makes music that balances an extraordinary camaraderie of close friendship with elements technical, experimental and organic.

With 6 members, it's a full sound, but never crowded. Flesh and blood tight rhythm, focused songs derived from jams, all built from the ground up. Guitars create a full bodied sound, modern synths bridge the rhythm and melody, and all is fronted by a lead singer who vocalizes emotion, sometimes anthemic.

With 3 recordings released and a 4th ready at the start of 2013, the band has incubated a sound that they are ready to take on the road in the new year.

Discography

3) "Strangers" (2011)
"...filled with rhythmic and textural delights. The combination of these two elements of Speed’s the Name finds them transcending their more obvious influences in favor of ambiguity. Even when the group comes closer to some of its more guilty 80’s pop influences, the heavy thunder of the rhythm section pulls things in another direction, while the Post-Rock and Surf Rock influenced guitar textures drag things an entirely different way. Meanwhile, Ryan McNally acts as a far less aggressive American version of Morrissey." -bananastatic.com

2) "Swell" (2009)
"...open and intricately arranged, with carefully timed pauses and lulls that accentuate frenzied bursts of percussion and electric guitar. A guitar line from a previous song might echo in another one minutes later, or a riff might briefly emerge on the soundscape like a ghostly prediction, only to vanish before dominating two tracks later. (The effect is reminiscent of Wilco's magnificent Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, but with a completely different sonic agenda.)" - Bryan Miller, City Pages

1) S/T (2007)

Additional / Features :
- 8hz Collective : 12" Compilation Vinyl LP (2009)
- We Like This, Volume 1 : MPLS.TV (2011)

Set List

All original - 45 Minutes

Covers, played few and far between: "Only the Lonely" - Roy Orbison, "Friction" - Television.