Us, Today is a trio (drums, guitar, vibraphone/keyboard) based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Their style is best described as an avant-garde post-rock with a heavy emphasis on experimentation.
It all began with a conversation about Annie Clark…
Soon after, Joel and Kristin began meeting weekly in a basement, exchanging ideas, talking about what they’d always wanted to do but never been able to in a band. THAT was what they should play. After a few months of meetings, ideas became songs. “I think i know a drummer that would be into this.”, says Kristin. Jeff shows up to the basement, plays through a few tunes, and asks when “we” were practicing next. The duo is now officially a trio. The name was unintentional and agreed upon immediately.
Us is who we are. Today is most important.
The seeds of Indie Rock crew Near Earth Objects were planted when singer/guitarist Devin Clarke and bassist/keyboardist Leland Davis got together to jam while in high school (they’d been friends since middle school). A few years later, they decided to get more serious about starting a group, landing Richard Inman to play drums and taking on the name Near Earth Objects. The trio took its time developing material and chemistry before making its live debut in late 2013.
Last summer, Near Earth Objects released its first recorded effort with the four-song EP Situational Awareness, which showcased the group’s progressive, occasionally psychedelic style, marked by an engaging stream-of-consciousness fluidity. The band’s imaginative
arrangements were on full display on the EP’s opening epic “Introduction to Feeling Something,” as well as the closer “Serotonin Drift,” which sounds like David Bowie and Pink Floyd writing a winding Math Rock/Post Rock ballad for Secret Machines.