Robthebank formed in the mid 90s and performed around Dayton and the Midwest until guitar player/vocalist Nate Farley got an offer to tour with Guided by Voices. Inspired by a reunion show of another 90s Dayton band, the Method, earlier this spring, Farley, Craigo Nichols (Drums), Duane Hart (Bass) and Heather Newkirk (Vocals) began rehearsing Robthebank material and soon began playing shows locally. Now the band is recording new material with hopes of releasing an album soon.
Richard Ringer hails from Greenville, OH but spent time performing in New York's Antifolk scene which he says he found liberating. Ringer's latest album, Creepster Freakster, was a departure from previous recordings written from the point of view of fictional characters. A lifelong writer, Ringer has written an unpublished novella and is currently working on a new album called Afterlife Surprise, set to be released in 2012.
Nathan Peters (Captain of Industry) joins Juliet Fromholt in the WYSO studios during the Fall 2011 Pledge Drive. Peters performs several acoustic songs live in the studio and talks about some upcoming shows he's putting together at Gilly's in downtown Dayton, including one this Saturday, October 8th featuring the Motel Beds, Me & Mountains, the Lab Partners and Astro Fang.
Bonneville makes their second appearance on Kaleidoscope, performing stripped down versions of tracks from their forthcoming album, Amy's House and debuting several album tracks. Amy's House was written after the band's 2010 release, Drawing Maps, and features the addition of keyboards as a focal instrument on the majority of the tracks.