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Formed in 1998, and originally consisting of Alex Dunham on guitar and vocals, Scott Adamson behind drums, and bassist Craig Ackerman, Abilene recorded and released a six-song slow-burner on the now-defunct Slowdime label. Before writing and recording Two Guns, Twin Arrows, Fred Erskine (June of ’44, Hoover) joined to play trumpet, and the band evolved musically into something more dense, equally brooding, yet still ambient and subtle in nature. Abilene’s members have a prestigious musical past which has included such bands as June of ’44, Hoover, Lustre King, Chisel.Drill.Hammer, Just a Fire, Radio Flyer and Regulator Watts. They will release their discography on vinyl and digital formats via LandLand Colportage and 795 Media on October 3rd.
Quote from Alex Dunham:
“HAWK’S NEST was the namesake of my Father’s 40 acre ranch on the white mountain plateau of Apache County, Arizona. Pretty remote, peacefully isolated. I had many visits there, including the last week of his life. This song and much of the record were written after his passing.”
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