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The Curtain Society


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Constructing masterful junctions in between pop, shoegazing, Dream pop and the most alternative options of rock & roll, The Curtain Society formed in Southbridge, MA, in 1988. Like some of their early musical contemporaries, The Ocean Blue, The House of Love, and The Stone Roses, the band managed to blend the blurry atmospheres of the popular 4AD scene with traditional rock and pop songwriting. The Curtain Society’s first releases were a series of EPs and cassettes through Apostrophe Records, a label directed by singer/guitarist Roger Lavallee. It was not until 1993 that The Curtain Society, Roger Lavallee, Ron Mominee and Duncan Arsenault decided to sign with Washington, DC based label Bedazzled Records. Their first release with Bedazzled was the limited-edition 7”, “Chelsea” b/w “All Over You”. Inertia, the unit’s first full-length record appeared in 1995, enjoying a consistent success. During the following years, TCS appeared on various compilations (including the acclaimed series of art/music compilations from Boston’s Castle von Buhler) before ‘’Life Is Long, Still’‘, their second album, hit the record stores in 1996.

After the release of “Life is Long, Still” they took time to record, recharge and reinvent. With new songs to be featured initially on the 4 song EP titled ‘‘”Volume, Tone, Tempo”’’ - Bedazzled, 1999, (this would be the label’s final release before ceasing operations in 2000) the music became more confident, with a stronger sound, and more mature songwriting style.


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  • RedjMusic

    @aniym...agreed...I listen to mouthwithout like mthly for many moons.

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
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  • aniym

    yet another criminally unrecognized bit of shoegazer power pop. especially frustrating when crap noise-pop/no-fi bands like wavves, times new viking and no age are getting critical accolades. if the curtain society hasn't broken up yet, they could really make it big (think pains of being pure at heart-big) if they cut another record.

    30 May 2009 Reply
  • wissywig

    It sure does from me!

    1 Apr 2009 Reply
  • swirlyboy

    This band gets no love...:(

    29 Mar 2009 Reply

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