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Current Status: Active on Second Nature Records
Sound description: Dark Pop n' Roll
Influences: Early UK sound
Similar to: The Police, The Cure, U2, Smashing Pumpkins, Pink Floyd, The Cranberries
|Whatever Makes You Happy EP||2002||Department Records|
|James Hoskins||Guitar, Vocals|
|Chris Stuart||Bass guitar|
|Jeremiah Gonzales||Guitar, Vocals|
Since their beginning in 1999, Elevator Division have received praise from critics and fans alike. They have been compared to U2, R.E.M., The Cure, Radiohead, and The Smashing Pumpkins. This is probably because, like the aformentioned bands, Elevator Division's music has a classic, timeless quality to it and transcends mere entertainment. One critic noticed this and commented by saying, "Songs like this remind me why music matters." Another critic even described Elevator Division's music as having the ability to "change one's entire outlook."
Whatever the response from critics and fans, Elevator Division have not let it affect their work ethic. Since their inception they've self-released two full-length albums and an EP and been booked with such bands and artists as Glen Philips (of Toad The Wet Sprocket), Pete Yorn, Elbow, The Faint, Pedro The Lion, Shiner, Cursive, The Secret Machines, and many others.
Whether or not Elevator Division will become a rock legend, like the bands they've been compared to, has yet to be seen. But they definitely have the potential. With a respectable record label behind them now and a new tour vehicle, Elevator Division is ready to take over the world one city at a time.