XoR

XoR

BandPopEDM

XOR grew up on rave and dance music, but wishes to transcend the mindless "oonce oonce oonce." of the dance floor. Take elements of Techno, House, Drum & Bass and breathe in some pop sensibility.

Biography

XOR grew up on rave and dance music, but wishes to transcend the mindless "oonce oonce oonce." of the dance floor. Take elements of Techno, House, Drum & Bass and breathe in some pop sensibility. It's the exit of Rave. XOR was formed when Singer Hillary Ann and producer Brian Liston met at the prompting of mutual friends. They laid out a plan for an album on their first meeting. Hillary Ann had a mountain of lyrics to match Liston's stack of beats. Their styles blended easily as their musical influences were similar in Massive Attack, Aphex Twin, Madonna, Bjork & Moby. The two recruited other Madison all stars: Martini Van Lane on Bass, Mike Crawford on Guitar & Scott Beardsly on Drums.

Hillary Ann came to Madison Wisconsin to study fine art at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She became a staple in the Electro Club Circuit where she is easily recognized on the dance floor by her ever-present bright red shoes. Yee haw!

Brian ”Cheetah EL“ Liston is a Madison area Producer and Audio Engineer. Liston grew up in a musical family of a band conductor and Piano Teacher. Due to boredom and indecision, Liston learned to play any instrument he came in contact with. However, his first love has always been the synthesizer. Liston cut his engineering chops in various Chicago studios before moving to Madison to work in Butch Vig’s world famous Smart Studios (Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana). In his off time, Liston has played with: Urban Myth, E-OR, Siggi Baulderson (from Sugarcubes, Bjork), Clyde Stubblefield (from James Brown) and Side Show. ”Cheetah EL“ can be spotted most nights in Madison wandering the streets in his beloved cowboy hat.

Matini Van Lane has been a Madison bassist for 10 years with projects such as Mad Trucker Gone Mad, E-OR, FuzzDolly & Shit Bong. On his off time he enjoys taking fetish photography.

Mike Crawford has been an experimental guitarist in Wisconsin all his life. His specialty is making his own equipment out of whatever he finds laying around. Don't get him around Shirly Manson; she hates him for some reason. Mike has shared the stage with Little Blue Crunchy Things, Finger, Mandelorians & El Donk.

Scott Beardsly is the busiest drummer in Wisconsin. He works for the BoDeans, Lorenzo's Music and more. Beat man he is.

XOR may be contacted by calling B-Grade Productions 608.221.4569 or email xor@b-grade.com Press kits Online www.b-grade.com/xor.

Discography

H2o EP, Shockwave Featured Artist, IUMA, Farmclub, Mp3.com, National radio on David Lawrence's "Net Countdown" show, Local Radio WMAD, WORT, WSUM

Set List

1. Jezelbel
2. Navigation Battle
3. Queen Bee
4. Hard Bop
5. Walking Under Water
6. Mirrabella
7. Bohemian Image
8. Chase Game
9. Halo
10. Ends Like this
11. Time of Wind
12. Cat Call
13. Breathing (Kate Bush Cover)