Friday, March 31, 2006


TENKI’s near six-year existence has been an interesting one. Full of member changes, tours taking them from the Smokey mountains through New England, 5-gigs-in-a-day marathons, late night blow-ups, and shows ranging from jam packed theatres to scantily populated road houses, the band has slowly but persistently logged enough experiences to make up a multi-volume rock and roll narrative. But more than the typical rock band fiasco, the really interesting part of TENKI’s history has been its ever-evolving sound. In 2000 TENKI released Red Glow - a 5-song "eclectic pop" EP with material inspired by a film experiment. They followed up in 2002 with a debut full-length Red Baby - a lyrical canvas of relationships and emotions filled with their signature guitar-driven washes, horns, and keyboards. 2003 saw the release of the bands second full length album, View of an Orbiting Man, that featured a band MORE poised AND pissed while taking a dramatic personal turn when looking back at life's more tumultuous occurrences: divorce, death and failed love experiments. At the end of this year, the band will embark on its latest musical offering, an album titled We’re Not Talking About the Universe Are We.

Tenki - Etaples
Tenki - Do You Think
Tenki - The Test
Tenki - Big Bang
Tenki @ MySpace

Jens Lekman - Oh, You're So Silent Jens !!!
Tarkio - I Guess I Was Hoping For Something More !!!
The Divine Comedy - Absent Friends !!!
The Magnetic Fields - The House Of Tomorrow [EP] !!!
Cat Power - You Are Free !!!
The Pastels - A Truckload Of Trouble: 1986 -1993 !!!
The Lucksmiths - Good Kind Of Nervous !!!
The Sea And Cake - Oui !!!
Stephin Merrit - Pieces Of April OST !!!
Aimee Mann - Bachelor No. 2 !!!
+ Starsailor, The Dandy Warholes, Belle & Sebastian, CYHSY, The Tears, The Cure,
The Avalanches, Travis, Pulp, The Smiths, Dave Gahan, The New Pornographers, 22-20s,
Violent Femmes, PJ Harvey, Recoil, Go-Betweens, Emilliana Torrini, Suede,
and much more ...
VA - Buena Vista Social Club
VA - Buena Vists Social Club - When Life Begins
Whatever... - Shallow + Lemmings
Dj Muggs Vs GZA - Grandmasters


Anonymous daver from chicago said...

Interesting post, great links. Thanks for all that you do!

And, hey, have a great weekend!

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

long-time reader, first-time commentor

i gotta say that these are the best bonus links, thanks a million!

3:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankyou for introducing me to some awesome artists that I would otherwise never have taken the time out to listen too.

4:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

possibly the best bonus link ever!! thank you so much. i really appreciate your work.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tenki is bad ass!!!!!!!! Chicago music is far from dead.

12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kick ass TENKI!!!!!

12:41 AM  
Blogger luzerka i jadnica said...

damnit! nesto prvi link ko rukom odnešen.
uzdam se u ziggy-a i repostovanje...

1:22 PM  
Blogger Murte said...

hi...could you help me, and repost of an artist called "the sea and cake" thx in advanced..=)

4:03 AM  

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