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New Orleans, United States

Earthsuit was an eclectic Christian rock band originating from New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 90’s. Members were guitarist Dave Rumsey, keyboardist/vocalist Paul Meany, bassist Roy Mitchell-Cardenas, drummer David Hutchison, and vocalist Adam LaClave. Additional musicians included Adam Wirdzek and Darren King, who both filled in on drums after David Hutchison left the group.

Genuinely appreciated by their fans, they were known for music with a distinct arrangement style drawing from rock, rap (they often used a melodic-chorus/rap-verse pattern), funk, jazz, electronica, and sampling-based production. Reggae was also a very heavy influence, rhythmically and vocally. This unique blend was virtually nonexistent elsewhere.

Earthsuit only had one label release: Kaleidoscope Superior (2000). Two prior demo EPs contained early versions of some of Kaleidoscope Superior’s songs, some unreleased songs, and a live medley including a cover of “Killing Me Softly”. Their final album, The Rise of Modern Simulation (2003) was released after the band had already dissolved. It was available for a short time to be purchased directly from the band’s website. This collection features five original studio songs, as well as 11 bonus tracks including a live remix of The Kaleidoscope Superior track “Against the Grain” and practice sessions of some of their concert material (such as the “Said the Sun To the Shine” Kraftwerk medley, an outro medley, and a cover of the Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime”).

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  • motorheadtom31

    One night in Garland one of the News Boys had them as an opener band = bad idea. 15 minutes after they had finished their time allotted set the crowd was screaming EARTHSUIT! Ah the days at Dreamworld

    20 Jul 2011 Reply
  • wilmermurillo

    Awesome nostalgia.

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • estaples

    "I remember the first time I heard "One Time"... Still love Kaleidoscope Superior... Earthsuit was so far ahead of its time. Way too cool for Christian music. " [1]

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Love_Leigh

    fuck yeah! *__*

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • josethgb

    Earthsuit is better than Mute Math... but thanks god for MM

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Sputix

    R.I.P!

    27 May 2010 Reply
  • charisangel

    I remember the first time I heard "One Time" on a radio show. I had to call in and say, "Um... who is this?" Still love Kaleidoscope Superior. I'm glad we got Mute Math now, but really... Earthsuit was so far ahead of its time. Way too cool for Christian music.

    21 Nov 2009 Reply
  • lorirocks

    I agree... Kaleidoscope Superior was so well produced. Earthsuit was awesome... and as with Dc talk, I miss them being together now that they've branched off into their own bands.

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • unit_three

    these guys were awesome live

    31 Jul 2009 Reply
  • quiptiq

    Amazing music! I wish I had known about these guys way back when, and that they had kept on creating albums... Kaleidoscope Superior is a masterpiece.

    26 Jul 2009 Reply
  • gjry

    wow awesome

    8 Jul 2009 Reply
  • CooGarn

    MUTEMATH people.... one word... caps. Look at the albums and the band's website :P

    21 Jun 2009 Reply
  • analoguepilot

    this, the band semi-responsible for the creation of mutemath. gotta love it. i bought this cd when i first came out and loved it. but mutemath is better. so there.

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • fl0wplus

    yea Mute Math are much better but I like this band too cuz Paul Meany is there :D :3 good stuff

    4 Mar 2009 Reply
  • TheMouthOfGath

    Mute Math is SOOOOO much better its insane. vvvvvvvv FALSE vvvvvvvvv

    25 Jan 2009 Reply
  • OnDistantShores

    So much better than Mute Math.

    23 Jan 2009 Reply
  • PsychoBells

    dude its dank its fat

    9 Jan 2009 Reply
  • minispalla

    Hey you should all join the Earthsuit group :) http://www.last.fm/group/Earthsuit

    3 Jan 2009 Reply
  • CAITY_VIV

    I MISS THIS BAND

    18 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Dead_Space

    Love my Mute Math, love my Earthsuit

    3 Dec 2008 Reply
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