Through the Sparks
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Through the Sparks

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

Through the Sparks, The Coin Toss EP. Release Date: May 7, 2005. Skybucket Records.

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Bio

Through the Sparks formed when Birmingham musicians James Brangle and Jody Nelson began writing and recording with Nikolaus and Thomas Mimikakis and Greg Slamen in early 2004. The band had worked together in full and partial forms with other Birmingham bands like Stateside, Cutgrass and a few other outfits here and there.
The band’s first release, the “Coin Toss” EP, (Skybucket Records) is a collection of six songs from the Through the Sparks library that flow more like a short album than an EP.
The Birmingham Weekly said, “The band is three parts former Stateside members plus two parts talented musicians not similarly affiliated, for a total of five guys capable of captivating on more than a dozen instruments. Piling pretty pedal steel and keyboard work on top of their rock ‘n’ roll, the quintet alternates between mellow power and overripe raucousness.”
When Through the Sparks began to perform live, the band became more and more the focus of each member’s efforts, and the writing and recording became more and more collaborative. The result is a rock ‘n’ roll center, surrounded by an array of beat up pianos and organs, and cinematic lyrical settings.