Death Vessel is a neo-traditional folk band from Providence, Rhode Island, signed to Sub Pop, and headed by Joel Thibodeau. Their first album, Stay Close was released on North East Indie in 2005 to critical acclaim.
Stay Close, was widely heralded for its solid songwriting, its musical ingenuity and for the unique quality of Thibodeau's crooning. His soprano register is exceptionally high for a male and even pre-pubescent sounding. Death Vessel has toured with Iron & Wine, Low, Jose Gonzalez, and The Books, among others. In 2006 the band was signed to Seattle's venerated Sub Pop Records.
On 19 August 2008, Death Vessel's follow up to Stay Close, Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us, was released in the United States via Sub Pop Records.
Joel Thibodeau - Vocals, Organ, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Bass Pedals, Fender Rhodes, Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar (Hollow Body), Guitar (Nylon String)
Honorary and/or performing members
Erik Carlson - collaborations, guitars & noises
John Carpenter - bass, singing & viola
Micah Blue Smaldone - upright bass, guitars & singing
Mike Gent - drums & singing
Pete Donnelly - recording engineer/producer & many instruments
Matthew Loiacono - mandolin & singing
Matt McLaren - bell, drums & maracas
Pat Rock - bass & singing
Alec Thibodeau - bass & singing
Jeffrey Underhill - drums, guitar & singing
Don Larson - Banjo, guitar, ukelele
Mike Savage - drums & shakers
Jeffrey Underhill -drums, guitar & singing
Guest Musicians (In the studio)
Laura Baird - banjo & singing
Meg Baird - singing
Brendan Skwire - Bass (Upright)
Todd Barneson - Guitars & singing
Freddie Berman - drums
Daneil Mazone - drums
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