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The Coach and Four's Unlimited Symmetry is so meticulously built without sounding crowded or too complex (it's a pop album too) that Memphis might be the most unlikely source most music fans would think of in a blind taste test. Like early Sea and Cake, before they started making dentist-waiting-room rock, or late-'80s/early-90s Sonic Youth, the Coach and Four have made a toothy and timely guitar record.

- Andrew Earles - the Memphis Flyer


Unlimited Symmetry -- The Coach & Four (Makeshift): This debut from the band excellently named for the rotting shell of a former hotel on Lamar Avenue is a blast of bracing, radiant guitar fireworks combined with finely honed, indie-schooled pop instincts. It doesn't exactly sound like such killer post-punk bands as Built To Spill, the Feelies, or the Go-Betweens, but those comparisons sum up the mood. The sound is introduced on the opening "In Transit," where clean, pretty guitar-pop morphs into a Sonic Youth-style assault, only to come through the chaos with the same chiming lyricism it began with.

- Chris Herrington - the Memphis Flyer


The Coach and Four's Unlimited Symmetry is so meticulously built without sounding crowded or too complex (it's a pop album too) that Memphis might be the most unlikely source most music fans would think of in a blind taste test. Like early Sea and Cake, before they started making dentist-waiting-room rock, or late-'80s/early-90s Sonic Youth, the Coach and Four have made a toothy and timely guitar record.

- Andrew Earles - the Memphis Flyer


The Coach and Four - In Transit (http://www.makeshiftmusic.com/coach.mp3) (2004)

Leider habe ich über die Band bisher keine weiteren Informationen ausfindig machen können. Sie kommen jedenfalls aus Memphis und sind beim örtlichen Label Makeshift Music (http://www.makeshiftmusic.com/), bei dem auch Snowglobe unter Vertrag sind. "In Transit" ist vom 2004 veröffentlichten Album "Unlimited Symmetry" und klingt wie eine Mischung aus The Sea & Cake und Built to spill. Achtung: der Song schraubt sich hoch. - RollingStone.de


The Coach and Four - In Transit (http://www.makeshiftmusic.com/coach.mp3) (2004)

Leider habe ich über die Band bisher keine weiteren Informationen ausfindig machen können. Sie kommen jedenfalls aus Memphis und sind beim örtlichen Label Makeshift Music (http://www.makeshiftmusic.com/), bei dem auch Snowglobe unter Vertrag sind. "In Transit" ist vom 2004 veröffentlichten Album "Unlimited Symmetry" und klingt wie eine Mischung aus The Sea & Cake und Built to spill. Achtung: der Song schraubt sich hoch. - RollingStone.de


Discography

Unlimited Symmetry (2004)
In Transit, Compson Eulogy, Pity for the Gifted, Never Always Everything, and Girls Arms have been played on XM Radio (XMU Channel 43) continuosly since being released in 2004.

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Bio

Memphis, Tennessee's the Coach and Four began in 2001 as an offshoot of an instrumental side project called Breathe You Are Alive. The rhythm section, featuring Daniel Farris and Tony Dixon, had roots in the "math rock" genre with a previous band called Staynless, who released a full length album recorded by Steve Albini in 1999. Dixon and Farris recruited guitarists Brad Stanfill and Luke White along with keyboardist Jon David Lovelace to produce a sound that merged mathmatic calculation with melodic articulation. With White and Stanfill as the primary songwriters, the group developed a more focused, crafted sound than Breathe You Are Alive. Vocals began to emerge and the twangy sound of White's guitar began to mesh with the melodic repition of Stanfill's style. After several successful local shows under their belts, the group embarked on a regional tour playing with Quarter-stick's Shannon Wright, the Mercury Program, and Maserati. After the tour, the band recorded a five song e.p. and began gaining momentum in the community. In the meantime, local indie record label, Makeshift records began making waves with its Memphis Compilations and before long the Coach and Four and Makeshift would team up to put out the full length "Unlimited Symmetry". A dj at XM radio (XMU Channel 43)began to play the album in heavy circulation and a national interest began to form. Within a months time of the XM airplay, Makeshift began selling more and more copies of "Unlimited Symmetry" and were forced to repress the record to keep up with demand. These events sparked the band into action, playing more shows and writing new material. Very pleased with the new songs, the band is anxious to release the upcoming record and begin touring immediately.