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Preston School of Industry

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Seattle, United States (1999 – present)

Preston School of Industry is a Seattle indie rock band formed by Scott Kannberg (aka Spiral Stairs) in 1999, following the dissolution of his previous band, Pavement.

In 2001, Preston School of Industry released All This Sounds Gas, which was recorded mainly in Stockton, California. The album is said to be comprised of the songs that were rejected by Pavement on their final album, Terror Twilight. The band released its second album, Monsoon, in 2004, with studio contributions from members of The Minus 5 and Wilco.

Preston School of Industry went inactive after their September 2004 Australian tour, though Kannberg revealed in late 2006 he had been slowly working on a record: “Don’t know when it’s going to be released. Just taking my time, nothing special. I’ve got the songs, I just haven’t figured out how I want to do it yet. This winter, I’ll probably get it done.”

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  • tammsters

    would love anything new....such fantastic albums and so underrated

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • pvmnt

    I love the song Pavement recorded on a Dutch radio show under this name.

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
  • celexicdream

    Underfuckingrated.

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
  • curtiseverett

    good

    25 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Flashstep

    Man, this band's uniformly great. I think my Pavementism and Malkmusianism blinded me to their greatness for quite awhile. I R DUM! <3 <3 <3

    20 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Ruhovkil2

    Such a great band. Very different from some of the stuff I usually listen to, but wow, pure magic.

    10 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Perverzion

    I wouldn't say they are some sort of "awasomeness!", but they are very good and deserves more listeners. and new album as well

    25 May 2009 Reply
  • nervous-b

    spiral is the reason

    19 Dec 2008 Reply
  • mec1

    they played my hometown Adelaide, Australia 'bout 2-3 years ago and were absolutely MAGIC.

    17 Oct 2008 Reply
  • indieismyname

    Spiral, new album, anything PLEASE?!!!

    6 Sep 2008 Reply
  • drainingthepool

    love you Spiral!

    30 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Zerwas

    Pavement was soo much better! Disappoints me to the bone :-(((

    24 Aug 2008 Reply
  • imarealist

    WHO TAGGED BRITPOP? :s

    23 May 2008 Reply
  • nutop

    He's been working on an album, but is taking his time with it.. He mentioned that it should be coming out sometime in the winter/spring of 2008. This is news from last year, though.

    29 Oct 2007 Reply
  • DrAndreq

    wow these guys get so few listens! shame, their songs are great, especially solitaire and caught in the rain

    25 Feb 2007 Reply
  • ErikHK

    caught in the rain is an awesome song :)

    5 Apr 2006 Reply

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