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His Name Is Alive is a rock band from Livonia, Michigan, United States.
After several self-released cassettes, they debuted on 4AD Records in 1990, starting a long run at the label. Throughout the band's long history, leader Warren Defever has been the only constant member, with a variety of musicians and singers contributing over the years.

One of the members went on to form Velour 100.

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  • i forget how much i love these guys sometimes.
  • Go see them if they come to your town. The new material sounds great live, and they also played songs several songs each from Mouth by Mouth and Stars on ESP, as well as others from their vast back catalogue. Here's my review of the Austin show: http://www.last.fm/user/yuggoth_spider/journal/2015/04/02/6hw87g_austin_sleeps_on_a_legend
  • The last release I heard from DeFever and co. was a free jazz tribute to Marion Brown. Now heady concept prog that really does sound like an obscure artifact from the early 70s-- a bit hokey despite the obvious talent. I guess I grew up hearing (and not always enjoying) some of the stuff his name is emulating here. Um, it's about evil twins in the womb of a pregnant woman with all songs from different perspectives. The vocals are all song in overdubbed unison as female harmonies, which as a matter of taste I could live without. Still, the talent, audacity and dedication are impressive.
  • new album 'tecuciztecatl' is out now and everyone should hear it
  • after another 2 years, and only a few more shouts here, this is still a great band..
  • great
  • Best band ever.
  • anyone have a copy of King of Sweet? would love to listen.
  • William Poole's Name Is Alive.
  • No, not Xtian. From allmusic.com: "Named after history class notes on Abraham Lincoln, the Livonia, MI-based sonic manipulators His Name Is Alive formed when multi-instrumentalist/producer Warren Defever (also of shockabilly group Elvis Hitler) was still in high school. "

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