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"These Theeves" 2011



Formed by the husband and wife duo, Winsloe Fideler and Chris Elmer, THEEVES originated at a time of flowering youth and sparkling puberty. Once Winsloe finally cut his hair, a mysterious intellectual made his first visit to Brooklyn to jam with the duo. It was magic, much like the birth of all greatness, the planets aligned, the seas stood still, and even Chris turned away from doing his hair to recognize it (the trick is salt water).
Eventually, this mysterious being became known as "Schaffer" but for some reason was never assigned his clearly known first name.

Songs were written, more hair was cut, and tons of orange juice was spilled in rage until the fateful day when the EP, These THEEVES, was released. It was an incredible success, with two comments on iTunes, not counting the ones by their families and alter egos. THEEVES had made it, somewhat, and so goes the epic first show at the esteemed Party XPO, a sought after main stage for acts too incredible to be shown anywhere else. The deaf cats there rejoiced at the sweet, sweet jams, and the glowing fish eye exploded in shock.

Heavily influenced by The Flaming Lips, Queens Of The Stone Age, Queen, and many many other bands, the best way to describe Theeves' sound might be Psychedelic Prog-Punk (with a healthy dose of surf metal). Theeves puts on a frenzy of a live show, something that is often missing in todays concerts.

Theeves' songs go from danceable grooves with catchy vocal hooks, to complex and tightly rehearsed technical sections, and then slam into floor-shaking noise jams. Chris plays insane solos while singing like and angel fighting demons, Winsloe slaps funky bass lines like a mad man, and Schaffer blasts out prog-funk-rock cross-rythms while looking like Animal from the Muppets. Theeves is three friends who not only play music, but exist in it, and audiences feel this too. This is the reason why Theeves is a band that has turned crowds of strangers, from metal-heads, to Brooklyn hipsters, into intense fans for years all over New York City.

...and so it goes, more and more shows were played, until the Knitting Factory and all its glory and Rising Stars, where Winsloe slipped and fell in front of a few thousand people. Living the dream.