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The best kept secret in music

Press


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“If Visqueen were a major label baby band, radio would be all over them like static cling.”
David Fricke - Rolling Stone MAGAZINE

“No one else can claim a vocalist like Flotard...”
Neal Weiss - l.a. weekly

“Antidote to the pop princesses...”
Jim Walsh - St. Paul Pioneer Press
“...fucking magic...and to top it off, their drummer, Ben, skates!”
- thrasher magazine - RollingStone/L.A. Weekly....


Discography

Vaxxine/His Way 7"
King Me
Sunset on Dateland

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Bio

Visqueen started in Seattle 2001; writer Rachel Flotard, drummer Ben Hooker and longtime Fastbacks bassist Kim Warnick. We released our first record “King Me”, produced by Barrett Jones (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) in 2003, then drove across the country determined to meet everybody who liked to rock. Brooklyn to Boise, we returned home to find our songs on NBC’s “Ed”, NPR’s All Things Considered and number 9 on Amazon.com’s Best Albums of 2003. All unbelievable news, but incomparable to the thrill of reading Visqueen on marquees next to X, The Shins, Guided By Voices, The New Pornographers, Cheap Trick, and dozens of bands we adore.

SEPTEMBER 2004 Visqueen released Sunset On Dateland, their sophomore record produced by Phil Ek (Built To Spill, The Shins, Modest Mouse), mixed by Grammy winner Adam Kasper (Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Cat Power, Nirvana). Ecstatic to be supporting their new efforts on tour with The Muffs, Visqueen word spreads and Sunset On Dateland climbs CMJ charts backed by thumbs up from indie zines to SPIN to Big Takeover.

DECEMBER 2004 26 years into a career of rocking like a hurricane, the Fastbacks and Visqueen bassist, Mrs. Kimberly Warnick retires from music and touring to embrace overdue home comforts. Understanding Kim’s swan song and ready for a face full of shows, Rachel and Ben were delivered a 7 foot angel in the shape of Muff’s bassist Ronnie Barnett who stars in 2005.