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The Hive Dwellers


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A biographical sketch:

The streets of Olympia ring with that boot heels-on-cobblestone sound as the Hive Dwellers traverse the township east to west on way to their next musical adventure. Spawned in the late double-O decade by Calvin Johnson at the Dub Narcotic Studio, the Hive Dwellers is a band, a combo (as in combination) of disparate individuals who share a common love of rock’n’roll, library cards and railroad travel. When they emerge from the froth and frumble of their active bicycle-powered lives to make music, the Hive Dwellers emit a pelt of bright, shiny ((NOW)) with a love of pop music underground and it’s more vacuous mainstream distant cousins. Dance. Smile when you say that. Raw freedom dance.

The assorted cacophony of membership slides around, currently the Hive Dwellers are Gabriel Will, Evan Hashi and Calvin Johnson. Past members include K.E. Sixx (The Vibrarians), Brian Weber (Dub Narcotic Sound System, Chain & the Gang), Faustine Hudson (The Curious Mystery), Spencer Kelley (Wallpaper, Basemint), Karl Blau, Brett Lyman, Fred Thomas (City Center, Saturday Looks Good to Me), and Michelle Mae (Make-Up).

In 2009, the Hive Dwellers launched an expansive Pan-American tour seeing for themselves how it is to be a slave to the rhythm hive active; 2010 saw the release of “Get In” (KLP223), and 2011 brought out their Dub Narcotic Disco Plate, Lynch The Swan (DBN126). In 2012, the Hive Dwellers release a new LP, Hewn from the Wilderness [KLP241].


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  • johnny-mnemonic

    the new album contains some of the best tunes I heard from a Calvin Johnson related project in quite a while

    29 Jun 1:42pm Reply
  • akzincke

    V yes.

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • viewtifullink99

    So are these guys gonna come up with an album or what?

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • bit188

    saw you live at folklife today. also shook calvinj's hand. :'D

    30 May 2010 Reply
  • Domhnallaidh

    I haven't heard this yet, but Calvin Johnson playing with anyone at my third favorite coffee place in Eugene, must be good.

    10 Mar 2010 Reply

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