The Strand: Arizona Industrial Music
Pounding electronic beats and riff-driven synth lines dominated by the vocals of Dave Strand and Kimberly Brown make up Arizona based band The Strand.
The Strand's self-produced debut CD, "In the Trench", received much acclaim with promoters, journalists and DJ's alike. Thanks to a massive CD promotion effort, The Strand gets air play in clubs worldwide and has appeared in a variety of magazines and websites. The band has been featured on four nationally-distributed compilations and is on the soundtrack of several films, including "Liberata' Me" and "Synthetic Truth".
The Strand has launched from being a small home-based production into an increasingly visible musical entity, known to the ears and eyes of industrial fans across the globe.
Their latest endeavor is the production of their much anticipated CD, entitled "DIATOM". A full-length album's worth of unreleased tracks will fill the disc. A second release will be stocked with remixes of Strand songs by some well known national acts. The Strand has been nominated for "Best Electronic Band" by AIMS in 2003
The Strand does not take the conventional techno approach when bringing the music to a live scenario. Instead, a majority of the music is performed live, with a drummer, four keyboardists and two vocalists. If you have not seen a live performance by The Strand, it is DEFINITELY something to experience.
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