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Slowdown Virginia (1993-1995) was an indie rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, on Lumberjack Records, the predecessor to today’s Saddle Creek records. Slowdown Virginia’s birth could best be categorized as a nebulous evolution from The March Hares, (another Omaha band) when in 1993, Matt Oberst and Jim Robino parted ways with The March Hares, leaving Steve Pedersen and Tim Kasher to assume guitar and vocal duties respectively within the new group. In 1995, Slowdown Virginia disbanded and along with members of the then-defunct local Omaha band, Smashmouth, formed Cursive.

Many of the artists from the original Saddle Creek stable still credit Slowdown Virginia (often referred to simply as “Slowdown”) as a major source of inspiration during the early, fledgling years of the label.

Slowdown continues to, as it did in the early 90’s, influence indie rock groups all over America.

Saddle Creek is currently in the process of building a 320-capacity concert venue in Omaha called Slowdown, an homage to the band.

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  • Audiobinge

    Different but more akin to Slowdown. Maybe It's just Kasher's vocals but check out the Cursive collection

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • therewasatime


    20 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Tamahone

    What's the untitled track in Dead Space that's been scrobbled? Pretty sure my copy is missing it.

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • uncreative_name

    there is no self titled album guys. there was a 3 song live bootleg/demo/something with the songs Potato Slaw, Ruby Slippers, and Blame. then there was another tacky 6 song demo called Virginia, which had the rest of the songs from the self titled download thing. the oddly numbered 15 song CB is from a VA comp called "Apollo's Salvage". hope i finally cleared this up for everyone.

    19 Dec 2009 Reply
  • cdtarthur07

    how do i listen

    7 Nov 2009 Reply
  • PowerPlatypus

    scared of falling? i have never heard of it. i have dead space on my computer but its in a weird format that wont go my ipod and has to buffer all the time. i have another one on my comp thats just called self titled.

    21 Mar 2009 Reply
  • whitecollarboy_

    Slowdown Vagina?

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • KingSteven16


    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • kelchm

    simply awesome. I would kill for one of the original pressings of Dead Space.

    30 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Richay13

    The music i listen to says nothing about me

    7 Jun 2008 Reply
  • charletone

    how'd people get this so called album? can you buy it somewhere? i can't find them on limewire or anything.

    20 Jan 2008 Reply
  • glitter_grrrl

    ooh where did you get the albums from? i'm forever searching for them but only have about 5 songs from dead space

    1 Jul 2007 Reply
  • lagginswag

    i have dead space and scared of falling....

    8 Jun 2007 Reply
  • sabatab

    no , there is a slowdown self titled. it was an early demo, and its not bogus, you can clearly hear kasher. i'd recognize that voice anywhere haha.

    7 Apr 2007 Reply
  • navelin

    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure there is the self-titled and dead space. Or I have an album that is bogus.

    25 Feb 2007 Reply
  • antenna

    Fuck. Again. Fuck. Again. This is one of the greatest records I ever heard!

    18 Feb 2007 Reply
  • antenna

    no, only Dead Space cd

    20 Nov 2006 Reply
  • shieha

    they released more than 1 album?

    13 Nov 2006 Reply
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