Porcupine's debut effort "The Trouble With You" opens with the actual sound of a train screeching into a station in Austria, where, they admit, they have never set foot but have heard it is very nice.
Recorded in historic downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin at Continental
Recording with the band turning the knobs and clicking the mouse. The
result is a cohesive 11 track sonic roller coaster that will
leave the listener content yet somewhat dazed.
And because the men of Porcupine care about the earth and some of it's
people, this disk is manufactured with:
-Certified 100% Green Forestry Practices board, minimum 10%
post-consumer recycled content
-All vegetable inks
-100% Post-Consumer Recycled Tray
The Men of Porcupine are:
Casey Virock (guitar, singer, songwriter) His previous band "Space Bike"
released multiple 7" singles and a cd/ep on Zero Budget Records. They
also released a split 7" with London group "Ligament" on UK based indie
label Che' Records. The single reached #23 on the Melody Maker UK
singles chart and was played by famous British D.J. ,Mr. John Peel.
Casey's songwriting is inspired by Syd Barrett, Love and Rockets,
Swervedriver, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles. He is fond of Fender
Jazzmasters and British amplification. He watches a lot of Godzilla movies.
Jeff Bahr (drums, backing vocals) His previous band "Remover" released
the full-length "Breakdown Barrier" on Blue Worm Records and it was
nominated for "Best Hard Rock Recording" by the Minneapolis Music
Academy in 2001. That record also sat in the "Top 10 Most Requested" of
many college playlists in 2001. Jeff enjoys sparkly old Ludwig drums,
listening to Miles Davis, and reading scary Stephen King books.
Dave Reinders (bass) Played with Casey in "Space Bike" and was the long
time house soundman at the legendary venue "The WareHouse" in downtown
La Crosse. He was the keyboard and drum tech for artist "Eagle Eye
Cherry" during his tour of Brazil in 1997. He currently favors a 72' Fender
P-Bass and Sunn solid state amps. He enjoys sushi and red wine, but not
at the same time.