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Criteria is an indie rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, formed in 2003 when ex-Cursive founding member Steve Pedersen returned to his hometown after graduating from the Duke University School of Law. He spent six months in a friend's basement where he wrote all ten songs for his new project's debut album. He recruited the help of some old friends, A.J. Mogis (of Presto! Recording Studios and Lullaby for the Working Class) on bass guitar, Aaron Druery on guitar… read more

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  • Avatar for riberychen
    prevent the world !!
  • Avatar for bellandhammer Stephen Pedersen's first band, The White Octave is having their debut album issued on vinyl for the first time ever, nearly 15 years later.
  • Avatar for mattymuchacho
    Saw this band ages ago, bought their album, rediscovering it... very pleased to this day.
  • Avatar for Audiobinge
    Forgot how much I love this band. Absolutely stunning.
  • Avatar for DannabisAx
    They were awesome live, I saw them at the Electric Factory I believe, with Fall of Troy, and Minus the Bear I think, but my memory gets blurry this far along.
  • Avatar for DannabisAx
    Man, I love Pedersens voice. Check out the white octave if you need more awesome music. When will we see new music Stephen?
  • Avatar for BlinkSUM
    о0 . . .
  • Avatar for milkandapples
    Thanks for posting the article. Good for him on the life balance, sad for us that it doesn't include more Criteria!
  • Avatar for Audiobinge
    Shoot. Read an article the other day about them. New record doesn't seem likely. Steve has found his perfect balance with work and his band and family. They'll do an occasional show but probably never a nationwide tour. Found the article just now. Enjoy:
  • Avatar for dfreelon
    Join a band, leave it, start up a new one that sounds just like it...

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