through an odd confluence of improbable events, Joel, Tyler, Michelle, and Eric found themselves unified in a single, diminutive room with electrical energy humming out of expectant speakers. and then ubik. happened; the world went a little strange after that.
ubik. is an unusual Seattle band dedicated to a unique sonic signature. Cymbals attacked with a violin bow for shrieking industrial noises. Vocals processed live with varying amounts of echo or distortion, or sometimes chopped with a hard tremolo into mechanical stutters. There are no guitars in ubik., but both basses spit, snarl, whimper, turn around, and take languid naps: one is as likely to play huge chords as it is to play single-note basslines, the other is fed through an army of effects to come out the other end sounding... well... (that's where it trails off)
though there isn't really any genre for ubik., which is neither rock, punk, pop, metal, nor (ack) "indie," information abounds: ubik. plays regularly around Seattle, and continually keeps all interested parties informed about current events, as well as being easy for anyone to contact (about any randomness, or booking information).