Elevado's story began in Athens, Ga., when Justin Sias and wife Kitty Snyder (Pitch-A-Tent Records) collaborated -- through online file sharing -- with former Athenians Cain Wong, Mark Duca, and David Sandridge -- living in Los Angeles -- and Don Dudenhoeffer to produce Elevado's first album, the transatlantic "Occidental Oriental" (2003).
Their headquarters, The ISP Space (located in the East Atlanta Village next door to The Earl --Atlanta's most popular indie venue), is a cavernous space that houses video installations, paintings and mix media exhibits, cds, vinyl and other merchandise from local and national bands that have played there. Scheduled to release seven CDs this year, the label they run, ISP, started in Athens during the late nineties and quickly regained speed in Atlanta last year by releasing three 7-inch singles (Elevado, Aviator, Parade), a limited edition cd: "LIVE at ISP" featuring Pistolero, (2006) and reissues of Elevado's first two albums, all available through Stickfigure Distribution.
Unsuspecting recipients of a booking buzz, Elevado and ISP have already welcomed bands including San Diego's the North Atlantic and Sexy Time Explosion (Gold Stand Laboratories), Amersterdam's zZz (Howler Records), Finland's Fun and Antelope (Dischord Records).
Elevado's fourth self-produced album, "This World is on Fire" (April 2007) was conceived while on tour and features an electro-experimental combination of programmed beats, live tracks, four-track recordings and circuit bent fun sounds adding atmosphere to their first concept album. Recommended!
Elevado - The World Is On Fire
Elevado - Postcard From Four Walls Down
Elevado @ MySpace
A Place To Bury Strangers - A Place To Bury Strangers (2007) !!!
Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder canyon (2007) !!!
Port-Royal - Afraid To Dance (2007) !!!
Deerhunter - Cryptograms (2007) !!!
Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity (2007) !!!
Neurosis - Given To The Rising (2007) !!!
Loose Fur - Born Again In The USA !!!
+ Chromeo, Mogwai, Dntel, Tim Hecker, Love, Patrick Wolf, Pillow, The Evens,
Roses Never Fade, Caribou, UNKLE, Ulrich Schnauss, William Basinski,
The Chocolate Watchband, Wolf Parade, Mark Templeton, etc.
50 Cent - Curtis (2007)
Talib Kweli - Eardrum (2007)
VA - Ibiza Rocks 2007
DeVotchKa - How It Ends