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Pele

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There is more than one artist using the name Pele:

1. Following the demise of Alligator Gun and LoOmis, Pele was formed in the summer of 1997 by guitarist Chris Rosenau, bassist Scott Schoenbeck, and drummer Jon Mueller. Two weeks before recording their debut album Teaching the History of Teaching Geography, the trio brought aboard bassist Scott Beschta to play keyboards. The keyboards proved to be the dominant musical element of the album as well as its companion remix disc People Living with Animals. Animals Kill People., which included remixes from Bundy K. Brown, Mark Greenberg and future Pele member Jon Minor. Shortly thereafter, both Scotts left Pele. Schoenbeck agreeed to assume Beschta’s onetime bass duties in The Promise Ring, Beschta moved to NYC to join old friends New Rising Sons.

Down to a duo and without a bassist, Rosenau and Mueller soon recruited bassist Matt Tennessen whom they’d worked with in the pre-Pele group Tussin. As a trio, the band discovered their trademark sound, re-entering the studio to record 1999’s Elephant. While to this point critics had dubbed the band post-rock, they now heard the striking jazz elements found in the songs’ collective underbelly. The guitars were now nimble. The bass was rolling. The drums were skittering with angular fills and layered beats.

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  • cowardclaws

    Hot Air Balloon Ride, at the end: WEEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ErikIw

    Amazing band!

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • ticklishgio

    I really enjoy all the lengths especially the first full length and the nudes.

    8 Feb 2013 Reply
  • JordanRevill

    back for more <3

    23 Sep 2012 Reply
  • heartdelay

    Funny thing, when polyvinyl released pele / toe split I DIDN'T KNEW SHIT ABOUT THOSE BANDS AND NOW I'M HAVING A FUCKING HARD TIME FINDING THAT SPLIT ON EBAY OR SOMETHING I WANT IT FUCK

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • Zodiark111

    I never liked enemies. I just don't know, it was kind of boring I never even thought about the fact that they may have other albums. You guys think that I might as well check something else by them out if I didn't like enemies?

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • alfancur

    funny thing, when polyvinyl records release Pele/Toe split, Pele is at its end and Toe has just started. The pioneer dies before the sucessor. almost same sound. but different atmosphere.

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • TaylorGrimes

    Elephant was my favorite, but now I think it's Enemies.

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • 16N0R4N7

    http://youtu.be/b-oSlFXPuys Last Show at Shibuya O-nest, any link for the dvd?

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • MATTPHOTOES

    totally underrated! one of my all time fav bands. first heard 6 years ago or so, and still absolutely in love with your music. absolutely great musicians! great skills, nice feel.

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • PokeBaal

    I hear them in a split with toe

    5 Dec 2011 Reply
  • onebigholiday

    The Nudes is such a brilliant record.

    22 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Zodiark111

    Leave a command? Okay.

    29 Oct 2011 Reply
  • atthedriveby

    thou shalt not advertise your band in pele's shout box!

    9 Jul 2011 Reply
  • hulud77

    www.picportre.com Last.fm User:hulud77, krakk, ronaldo12 Leave a command !!!! THANX :)

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
  • these_hands

    teaching the history of teaching geography is one of the best albums i have heard

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • LipeSorin

    ABC, ABC, Toda criança tem que ler e escrever <3

    21 Dec 2010 Reply
  • MyOwnPlanet

    Pele >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pelé

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • LipeSorin

    Pele >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Maradona

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • JaoTheFisherman

    Pele > Maradona

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
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