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The Disco Biscuits

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Comprised of Jon Gutwillig (vocals/guitar), Marc Brownstein (vocals/bass), Aron Magner (keyboard/vocals), and Allen Aucoin (drums), the quartet continues to bridge the gap between the jamband and electronica/dance worlds by drawing on elements from seemingly disparate genres. This style is referred to generally as trance-fusion. Formed in 1995 at the University of Pennsylvania, the group has quickly emerged as one of the most successful independent bands in the country.

The Disco Biscuits are also well-known for their ability to run long sets together, sometimes even playing their songs backwards, in styles referred to as “inverted” and “dyslexic.” An inverted version of a song occurs when the band starts a song by playing its ending segment, followed immediately by its beginning segment and a jam that segues out of that song and into another. A dyslexic song is played the same way as an inverted one, with its main difference being that the pieces of the song are not played consecutively (e.g. ending of 1 -> 2, 3, 4, beginning of 1 -> 5). Another technique employed by the band is a fakeout, which occurs when the band plays a jam that usually leads into one song, but segues into another unexpectedly.

Due to the separation of their segments, dyslexic songs can begin on one night’s show and end the next night.

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  • abraxasOss

    they're awesome but holy mother of god the singing is the most awful thing i've ever heard [2]

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • HighAndDriving2

    they're awesome but holy mother of god the singing is the most awful thing i've ever heard

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • arrypottuh

    14 years ago + about 2 hours - my life changed forever. Helicopters -> Plan B Mr. Don -> The Very Moon (End)-> Pygmy Twylyte -> Magellan (End). This 19 year-old knew not what he was witnessing, but he knew it was good.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • abraxasOss

    untz untz untz untz untz....

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • arrypottuh

    www.archive.org for those that don't know. Houses tons of public domain downloads, including massive amounts of Bisco shows. Listening to 11-10-00 Munchkin -> Inv. Confrontation -> Munchkin Good heavens these men were on fire that Fall -> Winter.

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • manfuckthis

    these guys are extremely cool

    4 Mar 2013 Reply
  • arrypottuh

    eselv73 "'album to start with?' none, check out live sets" Indeed. And be sure to check out shows from 99, early 00s, mid 00s, late 00s, and 2012. Though they've remained Bisco throughout, the stylistic changes over time, in both songwriting and jamming, is noticeable. 12-30-99 will forever remain my favorite listening experience of all time.

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
  • MuchoAloha

    wooks. wookies everywhere.

    26 Oct 2012 Reply
  • koolakalle

    fuck me this is good

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Nate7679

    Listening through Fall Tour 2007 every day at the gym

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • eselv73

    why the hate on camp bisco

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • oprua

    fuck u barber!!!

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • chad1792

    "Camp Bisco: (noun) where kids from upper middle class families go to wallow in the mud, buy overpriced drugs and pretend their not from Connecticut."

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • eselv73

    "album to start with?" none, check out live sets

    16 Feb 2012 Reply
  • biomorfo

    crazy stuff

    1 Jan 2012 Reply
  • PariClemente

    Bisco Inferno DVD live at Red Rocks is amazing. Grab a nice cup of tea, and blast it on 5.1 surround sound, its perfect!

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Vamperon

    their shows have more drugs per square foot than any other band in existence [infinity]

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Bionic_Fog

    If anyone's looking for a ticket or two to the show at Best Buy Theatre on Dec. 26 I am willing to sell them for cheap!

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • m-chill

    "Konkrete" is so powerful.

    24 Nov 2011 Reply
  • PariClemente

    One of the best rock bands on the planet right now

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
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