Church is an experimental pop band with unique instrumentation. Their sound is influenced by Noise Rock and Psychedelic Folk, utilizing harmonized vocals and vintage synths to decorate well-crafted songs.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Church is at its heart two brothers who grew up listening to the Beach Boys and Kraftwerk, while staying up too late in their parents' home playing guitars and singing songs. In late 2007 they moved to a house together with electro-whiz Cristof Hendrickson, and in 2008 enlisted the help of Thor-pounding god-drummer Lane Barrington.
These boys live and breathe music. You can feel this love at first listen--songs strong enough to sound as though they have always existed, but there is a new element hidden underneath...some beautiful and dark noise snaking in between the lines. It will catch you off guard. It will win your heart.
Brandon Laws: Vocals, Guitar, Moog Taurus, Banjo
Richard Laws: Vocals, Drum, Sampler
Cristof Hendrickson: Fender Rhodes, Minimoog, Omnichord, Glockenspiel
Lane Barrington: Vocals, Drums, Percussion