TRIGGER 10d was formed in 1998 by George Fulton, Alicia Sotelo and Sam Marotta. The founding members took inspiration from a variety of musical genres and artists, but combined styles to create a unique sound best compared to Long Island Iced Tea, an intoxicating combination of spirits… trip hop, electronic, industrial, techno, darkwave, pop… a sweet and sour mix. The band joined with Chicago’s WTII records in 2001 and began work on their acclaimed debut album "The Difference is a Boy". The album was released in February 2003. The album features the track "Most People Don’t Forget", which was featured in Covert Creative Groups independent film SHUT-EYE. CCG also filmed the music video for the song.
Ben Marotta, who had contributed guitar parts on the tracks "Elaine" and "Parade" on the debut record, joined the band as live guitarist and became a full time member contributing guitar and synth parts to the 2004 remix EP, "…But the Girl’s the Same". While Sam and George had the opportunity to remix other artists, including Hungry Lucy and Amish Rake Fight, they decided to experiment with minimalist techno variations of their own tracks, which lead to the release of the BTGTS EP, which in addition to their own mixes included mixes by Chris Randall of Sister Machine Gun, War-N of Hungry Lucy, Rob Wentz of Monstrum Sepsis, Charles Sadler and Jonathan Ford (Little Tin Box/in.Flect/Aurascape/Stellar Vector) and Daniel Cane of Terminal Bliss. The EP also featured the minimalistic techno/glitch track "Play Nice".
The band continued as a four piece, relying heavily on electronic backing. From 2003 to early 2006 the band performed a number of local and regional performances with a variety of other acts including Hungry Lucy, Terminal Bliss, the Atomica Project, Little Tin Box, Decadent, HMB, Mercurine, Rachael’s Surrender and many others.
Trigger 10d began work on their second album in 2005, but changed directions early in the process. Layer upon Layer of synths, loops and samples dominated the bands debut, but the members wanted to try their hand at creating a indie rock record, with a more live sound. The band traded their sampled loops for more guitars, live bass and drums. John Francimore joined the band for the recording process and several performances between 2006 and 2010. The addition of live percussion was an invigorating creative force that redefined the band’s sound as a cohesive group. The sophmore album was written and recorded between 2006 and 2009. The album was mixed by Sam Beckley of Gremlen Studios and will be released on WTII Records. The self titled disc features 10 new songs including the alternative rock tracks "A-List" and "Misplaced", the dark dance oriented "PuddleHopping" and the moody, epic "Skies Gone Dark".
The first single, "A-List" showcases the harder edgier sound of "Trigger 10d". Fans can expect additional singles, alternative electronic mixes, remixes, a B-side, and new video in the months ahead.
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