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Dallas, Texas, United States (2000 – present)

Secret Machines are a space rock band which formed in Dallas, Texas, United States in 2000. They consist of Brandon Curtis (vocals, bass, keyboards), Phil Karnats (guitar) and Josh Garza (drums). Benjamin Curtis, the band’s founding guitarist and Brandon’s brother, amicably left the band in mid-2007 to focus on his new band, the dream pop trio School of Seven Bells. Karnats and Benjamin Curtis were former members of the 90’s alternative group Tripping Daisy, Garza of the space rock group Comet.

Revealing a sharp songwriting instinct and unfolding a distinct indie rock influence, the Secret Machines unveil singular scenarios and refined tunes within the alternative pop/rock scene. Guitarist Benjamin Curtis, Drummer Josh Garza, and Brandon Curtis (vocals, bass, keys) formed the Secret Machines in the midst of summer of 2000, in Dallas, TX. The trio swiftly managed to create its own sounding marks, mostly due to a common musical and band experience. Before forming the Machines, the Curtis brothers played with the punk rock squad Ufofu; in addition, Brandon’s also a regular headliner of the Dallas underground music scene, namely through his active participation in projects such as captain audio alongside Garza. After several months of rehearsals and recording sessions in Chicago with engineer Brian Deck, the Machines offered their debut disc, the EP September 000, in March of 2002.


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  • CopperKid17

    God, I miss this band

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Clash_The_Truth

    guess i missed the punch line. or maybe you had to be there to get it?? why is it necessary to make new music when it's no good?? so the youth of today can have something to stick into the cd player? this sounds like a Cake rip off attempt or green day or whatever glop that is supposedly hot. just get up there and spit out anything and you have a hit. never gonna get it and never gonna like it. sorry, but i lost a brother to cancer as well. 

    27 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Colignius

    we know we're lost in nowhere now

    27 Jan 2014 Reply
  • seethingrain

    Just found out about Ben... May he rest in peace. You've given us a great gift.

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
  • bartende_r

    RIP Ben Curtis

    6 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Eluvium_Eluvium

    Рип, пацаны.

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • FiveDTablet

    R.I.P. Benjamin - at least you've left this World having given it some great music, notably one of my all-time favourite albums in Ten Silver Drops.

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Metamorphic_

    I almost turned "Now Here..." off a little into the third song. Now I'm glad I didn't since the album really grows on ya song by song.

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Doldrums87

    still my favorite band of all time . get well soon Ben.

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • LCDBill

    these guys need to come back into my life

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • hukuhuku

    Awesome! Ten Silver Drops makes me refreshing.

    8 Oct 2012 Reply
  • weakeen

    I want a new album of this band NOW

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • claireeee_fairy

    Hi y'all. Just to let you fans know I'm selling a limited edition unopened DVD of a Secret Machines performance, entitled "Marfa Mystery Lights" - only 500 copies were made and I bought it for my boyfriend but his brother bought it for him too - doh! Check it out:

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • zwett03

    Such an underrated band. Never get the attention they deserve. Not to mention Now Here Is Nowhere is one of the best albums I've ever heard.

    12 May 2012 Reply
  • andymadden

    discovered at Glastonbury some years back and hooked ever since!

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
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    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • XavierViolet9

    They will always be one of my favorite bands. I wish they were making some new music!

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • michel-angelo

    Great band!! Amazing songs!!

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • GreenKamo

    Nowhere Again is an amazing song. I love the vocal delivery.

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
  • KuriousBanana

    I came late to Secret Machines via a recommendation on Amazon of all places. What an amazing band, how did they stay under my radar for so long?

    26 Oct 2011 Reply
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