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Formed by the husband-and-wife team of guitarist/vocalist Steve Kennedy and bassist Kim Oberly, Sciflyer was the product of years of experience on the indie rock scene. Kennedy started out as a member of Delaware college-rockers the Houseplants, during which time he met and married Oberly in 1994; when the Houseplants disbanded after releasing a 7” single, he briefly joined High Karate as bassist in 1996. He then moved to Washington, D.C., and founded Red Circus Records with his friend Bill Holt, but returned to Delaware and formed another band first known as Menthol, then Nitrous (or, sometimes, the Menthol-Nitrous Fiasco). Oberly was the bass player in this group, and in 1997, when the band broke up after recording only one demo, the couple moved to Alameda, CA. After a year of auditions for other bands, Kennedy and Oberly decided to form their own outfit, and recruited drummer Laurens “Larry” Campos. Campos had played with several minor bands in L.A., and was also featured as a child actor in a 1978 TV-movie called Devil Dog: Hound from Hell. Drawing from ’80s college rock and ’90s shoegazer bands, the group released its self-titled debut album in 2001.


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  • impartially

    new/old EP 2014

    3 Dec 11:56pm Reply
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  • evelieveli

    ну прям ащащащ

    16 Nov 1:10pm Reply
  • comrade_naum

    good job, guys)

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • Nakaom

    Very nice <3

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • crownanchor

    the same thing goes for xmas:):)

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • JoeGazer

    Like an Ion is pretty great...

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • andymadden

    Not space rock but dreampop shoe gaze

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • No_More_Color

    I wish Barnstorm was a longer, more fleshed-out track. Really like that first part... I just keep waiting for it to kick in.

    11 May 2011 Reply
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  • dermilch23

    Maybe you'll also like this one:æneat! Thanks a lot :)

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • OLdSKuul62

    Beware ! Ye who ventures forth, will find nothing but good music here .

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • missisXyu

    хорошо наздоровье

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
  • caleb_core

    Most amazing space rock band of all time...

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Namey

    It says on their site they started recording a follow-up to Fair Weather Karma in late '06...wonder if it's coming someday? Or did something go wrong?

    18 Aug 2009 Reply

    I can't believe music this good is still being made. The effects laden guitars are insane. Swirls! The sound quality has that raw cassette sound to it. I celebrate the whole catalog. "Burn & Sell" forever....scorching my ears into oblivion.

    14 Oct 2008 Reply
  • kloddy

    Fair Weather Karma is a really good record! Nice songs.

    7 Sep 2008 Reply
  • vaportrailmark

    Very nice.. Love the album artwork too.. The band is a touring machine!!! Brings back memories of SF.. Mark

    23 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Zubarhan

    Под эту музыку погружаешься в расплывающиеся, ускользающие мечты, дышишь спокойно, смотря кристальными глазами на окружающую действительность и не замечая её, почти теряешь себя, расстворившись во всём. Чувствуешь влюблённость, буквально мистическую. Короче - одним мелодичным хором, NOISE+DREAM+SHOEGAZE

    16 Jul 2008 Reply
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