There are two artists performing under the name Developer.
(1) Developer is a techno producer - Modularz label head
(2) Developer is the music of Pittsburgh artist, Corey Layman. Layman most recently completed Project 52, http://developermusic.com/blog, where he wrote, performed and recorded a new song every week for a year. Project 52 was a blog where the songwriting and recording process was discussed (most of the tracks were recorded with an iPhone) along with the general challenges of writing, recording, and performing a song every week. The project was capped off by a live recording of the 16 minute final song performed by the new Developer band lineup and with the help of members of Endless Mike and the Beagle Club at the Brillobox in Pittsburgh.
The current Developer lineup is Corey Layman, Chris James, Joel Grimes, and Geof Comings.
Developer’s catalog is a collection of recordings from over the last 15 years. The music covers a number of genres, mostly aligned with indie rock of the last couple of decades, and ranges from lo-fi recordings on a tape deck with a guitar and whatever was laying around the house to higher-fi recordings with a full band.
In 2005 and 2006, Developer existed as a three-piece band that played local shows in Pittsburgh. The line-up with Karl Hendricks on bass and Jake Leger on drums (Karl Hendricks Trio,) recorded the LP, Meet the Widget. A few of the tracks from Meet the Widget were released on the Season Tics EP in 2006 on Hope Records, which was a collection of older and newer Developer songs. Developer played a few more shows locally with bassist Mac Howison before retiring the band lineup.
Layman’s other music endeavors include playing bass in the Karl Hendricks Trio, and as a partner in Woolslayer and Main, a music production project of Layman and David Bernabo (Boxstep, Vale and Year, David Bernabo + Assembly, and Ninth Ward) that has produced TV and video game soundtracks.
Layman’s former projects include Hovland, a Pittsburgh band from the 90’s, and Half Hour Action Drama.
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