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The Paths

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States | SELF

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States | SELF
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The Paths, formerly known as Rospoem, have announced that they will be performing at South By Southwest, also known as SXSW, on March 14. They will be taking the stage at noon.

SXSW is located in Austin, Texas, and is recognized as one of the premier music festivals in the country.

The Paths play "indie-ambient rock," according to their drummer, Riley Bean. In addition, The Paths recently released two new songs.

Those can be found at thepaths.org

Below is a review of The Paths while they were performing under the name Rospoem.

"The Paths is a five-piece band featuring Riley Bean on drums, Cole Corey on guitar and vocals, Ron Thieleman on bass, Michael Skib on keys, percussion and backup vocals, Matias Sturla on guitar, as well as Rob Barger, the band's personal sound engineer.

Hailing from Ann Arbor, except for Matias, who is originally from Buenos Aires, the band cites influences ranging from Radiohead and Bon Iver to The Antlers and Pink Floyd.

One of their songs was prefaced by the entire band babbling into microphones simultaneously, creating an eerie, multi-layered vocal collage into which the song was then introduced.

The Paths is a very dramatic band with sad undertones that transform into uplifting high-energy jams. They are very good at building upon a theme until their songs reach a climactic, high energy, frenetic pace, all the while being held together by Cole Corey's spacey, Thom Yorke-esque vocals.

"We'd like to start opening for a touring band soon," said Cole Corey. "That's the next step. Convincing an established band to take us on." Considering how polished their sound already is, that next step can't be too far in the future." - Ann Arbor News


The final band to perform was called The Paths (formerly known as Rospoem). The Paths is a five-piece band featuring Riley Bean on drums, Cole Corey on guitar and vocals, Ron Thieleman on bass, Michael Skib on keys, percussion and backup vocals, Matias Sturla on guitar, as well as Rob Barger, the band's personal sound engineer. Hailing from Ann Arbor, except for Matias, who is originally from Buenos Aires, the band cites influences ranging from Radiohead and Bon Iver to The Antlers and Pink Floyd. One of their songs was prefaced by the entire band babbling into microphones simultaneously, creating an eerie, multi-layered vocal collage into which the song was then introduced. Rospoem is a very dramatic band with sad undertones that transform into uplifting high-energy jams. They are very good at building upon a theme until their songs reach a climactic, high energy, frenetic pace, all the while being held together by Cole Corey's spacey, Thom Yorke-esque vocals. "We'd like to start opening for a touring band soon," said Cole Corey. "That's the next step. Convincing an established band to take us on." Considering how polished their sound already is, that next step can't be too far in the future. - Ann Arbor.com


I am predicting that this is going to be one of my favourite records this year. Next to the mesmerizing and poetic lyrics and the catchy sound arrangements, the part that will draw you to these songs the most are the irresistable and intimate sung vocals. Despite having vocals, these songs actually fit in better with some ambient pieces in regard to their musical composition, and have a very soothing and all-encompassing feeling to them. The moment you start listening to Carried by Crows you'll be trapped inside a carefully crafted world of wonderful harmonies and poetic images that caress your senses for the next 25 minutes. Every one of these songs manages to capture your imagination in a way I've rarely seen and especially the opener Beneath Autumn invites to drift away to delicately breathed poetry and the underlying soft musical arrangements. I don't have any exact ways to measure the general popularity of an artist but the number of people knowing Róspoem (177 Reverbnation fans? 7 Facebook likes on Bandcamp?) is far lower than the number of fans these guys deserves to have. Beneath Autum and The Love are among the best songs I heard this year so far and I'd be very surprised if I wouldn't find anyone sharing that sentiment. - Wasfuersohr


"The songs in 'Carried By Crows" are soundscape songs, pure and simple. The listener is awash in beautiful guitar work...piano strategically punctuates each song, often providing mood and emotion at just the right time and tempo." - Heroes of Indie Music


"Rospoem is a breath of fresh air. With a voice akin to a warmer John Mayer, and soft guitar work the music sets you out to sea where you can dream freely." - This Is Our Sound


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Leaving
You Walk My Dreams

Carried by Crows EP

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Based out of Ann Arbor, MI
Founded in 2011