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"second quote"

"Take is thinking the U.S. into the next generation of music." - Bill Traver, Lake City Independent

"third quote"

"This is the kind of innovation every band aspires to . . . [Take] makes it look easy." - Karl Welton, Juniper Press

"fourth quote"

"Like having your head smashed through a web of brilliant pop energy." - Xenoglossy

"first quote"

"The most inspired debut in recent memory . . . Take bends genres until they snap, then puts the pieces back together in strange and unexpected ways. Listening, you think to yourself, How are they doing this?, and when it's over, you immediately go back and listen again to try and figure it out." - John Nye, WCBN-FM Ann Arbor


"Take" (2009)

Streaming tracks can be found at http://www.last.fm/music/Take/Take

Album is available for purchase at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Take11



Erich and Jesse both lived in Ann Arbor for six years, yet never met. Jesse went to the bar where Erich worked, and Erich carded him at the door. They nodded at each other but did not exchange words. Jesse saw Erich's band play once by accident and liked them, but did not know them by name. Erich and Jesse were at the same Luna show at the Blind Pig in 2003, but they did not see each other there. In 2006, they both moved to Denver. A year passed, and they both answered an ad posted on Craigslist looking for band members. The resulting project, The Laughing Academy, was not long for this world, but now that they had finally met, there was no going back.

Choosing the name "Take," they holed up in Erich's apartment for three days, during which they did nothing but eat, sleep, and write music. The resulting album, Take, took about three weeks to record and master. Pleased with the result, they began rehearsing a live show, practicing at Leopold Bros. distillery in northeast Denver, thanks to the kind support of Todd and Scott Leopold (www.leopoldbros.com). Over the next few months, they began playing shows at Denver landmarks such as Herman's Hideaway, the Larimer Lounge, and the Meadowlark. Tours of the southwest, the midwest, and the east coast followed soon after.

Currently, Take is working on their second full-length album, tentatively titled Animal Economy.