The Flower Machine

The Flower Machine

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Biography

Led by Dutch/American singer, composer and guitarist Peter Quinnell, The Flower Machine were first heard on their 2004 debut album Chalk Dust Dream of the Tea Cozy Mitten Company (Microindie) which set the template for their pastoral, revisionist brand of psychedelic indiepop. Distribution deals in Australia (2005) and on Smallroom in Thailand (2006) helped expand the bands notoriety, in addition to radio play on taste-making stations such as WFMU in New Jersey, KXLU in Los Angeles, KZSC in Santa Cruz, and IS GOOD with Jon Hershfield. Further releases on Microindie (orange balloons b/w blown) and Northern Star Records (i am the door ep) are available.

Flower Machine recordings typically are made at a remote cottage 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles, where the band primarily utilize vintage amps and gear, mellotron strings and flutes, backwards tapes, and layers of sound effects.