Biography

Impetus Inter were an / band, active from 1994 to 1996.

History and Members:

Summer of 1994 - The West Coast Tour
“Classical” Impetus Inter:

Mark Newman - Guitar
Mark Wilcox - Guitar
Amanda Huron - Drums
Ian Rhoades - Bass
David Hake - Vocals
Valerie Taylor - Roadie and Artistic Consultant
Andy Upright - Roadie

The West Coast Tour culminated in the recording of both the “Youth Jihad” 7” (Bloodlink) and the Self-Titled 7” on Three Speed Records. During Impetus Inter’s stay in San “Don’t Care Much About Places” Diego. Punctuated with van breakdowns and back breaking financial losses, Impetus Inter became a vehicle of resolve rather than dismay enjoying consecutive shows with movers and shakers who were the best and finest of their day. Impetus Inter continued to push forward. Ian left for Ecuador, and the long line of bass players began.

Patrik Dousa, Tara Anderson, and Tim Canan played bass in this interim period.

February and Summer of 1995 - The Ten Day Tour and North American Tour
“Empire” Impetus Inter:

Mark Newman - Guitar
Mark Wilcox - Guitar
Amanda Huron - Drums
Eric Funk - Bass
David Hake - Vocals
Valerie Taylor - Roadie

The fabled Ten Day Tour with Cerebellum label-mates Dillinger Four covered the Midwest interior, crystallized the “Candy Bars Are Easy” concept (petty theft is to be encouraged), and moved the ground for our grand constituency, with a great initial send off from the fabled Detroit Festival of 1995. The North American Tour which followed the next summer touched on every known Impetus Inter stronghold, sending new waves of influence into the great beyond (known to some as Canada and New Jersey) and ended with Amanda departing for her homeland in Washington, DC.

Fall of 1995 to Summer of 1996
The Infinite Capacity For Romance
“Decline and Fall” Impetus Inter:

Mark Newman - Guitar, Drums
Mark Wilcox - Guitar, Drums
David Hake - Vocals
David Gardner - Bass

Temporarily rechristened as Empty Set (a loose anagram of the former Impetus Inter), this final incarnation of the band played two shows in total, moved the capitol to Constantinople (modern day Istanbul) and spent several months slowly recording An Infinite Capacity for Romance.

Discography:

1993: Self-Titled Demo Cassette
7 songs

1994: “Youth Jihad” 7”
Bloodlink Records
Recorded by Matt Anderson at Gravity Records, August

Mark Newman - Guitar
Amanda Huron - Drums
Mark Wilcox - Guitar
Dave Hake - Vocals
Ian Rhoades - Bass

1994: Self-Titled 7”
Originally released on Three Speed Records, repressed by Cerebullum
Recorded by Matt Anderson at Gravity Records, August 1994

Mark Wilcox - Guitar
Dave Hake - Vocals
Mark Newman - Guitar
Amanda Huron - Drums
Ian Rhoades - Bass

1996: “An Infinite Capacity for Romance” 12”/CD Cerebellum Records (Mp3s)
Recorded by Dave Gardner at Sputnik Sound in Minneapolis, many months of 1995-1996

Dave Hake - Vocals
Mark Newman - Drums, Guitar, Keyboards
Mark Wilcox - Guitar, Drums (on “Surrender Summary”)
Dave Gardner - Bass, Recording Engineer

Compilations:

1995: “All Go No Slow” 2 x 12”/CD
The Daggers/Half Mast Records
Twenty-First Song: “Havana”

The name was actually supposed to be “Havana Youth Club”, but some people just don’t listen. This is a different version from the one on the 12”.

This compilation documents just about every active band (23 in all) in the Minneapolis/St. Paul and scene in 1995. The first pressing of 1,000 CDs was put out on The Daggers. The second thousand CDs and 1,000 double LPs was a co-release with Half-Mast.

Amanda Huron - Drums
Mark Wilcox - Guitar
Dave Hake - Vocals
Mark Newman - Guitar
Eric Funk - Bass

1997: “Degrees of Malace” 7”
Stationeight Records
Third song: “Don’t Care Much About Places”

Dave Hake - Vocals
Amanda Huron - Drums
Mark Wilcox - Guitar
Mark Newman -Guitar
Eric Funk - Bass

Edited by Sapila on 17 Oct 2007, 18:44

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