3d5spd

 

The Band

Justin Gray - bass
Chris Hoke - guitar, vocals
Joie Hoke - keyboards, samples, vocals
Sean Moore - drums, samples, textures

Biography

3d5spd's (pronounced "three-dee-five-speed") origins begin back in 1995, when Justin, Chris and Sean, performed under the name Hosaka Science with another singer. Said singer departed, Chris took over vocal responsibilities, Joie joined the band, and 3d5spd was born. Lord knows where the name comes from - if you read any of the communiques issued by the band, you know they are pretty twisted.

The band's sound belie influences as wide-ranging 70's progressive bands (King Crimson, Yes), modern-day psychedelia bands (Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips), experimental post-rock outfits (Tortoise, Stereolab), and guitar-bass-drums powerhouses (Jimi Hendrix Experience),

After releasing a full-length CD and two EPs on its own, the band joined the Two Sheds family to release Fever in the Ice Age in 2002. The band decided to go on indefinite hiatus in 2004 to give bandmembers the opportunities to work on other projects. Chris and Justin have recently formed the Sudden Rays, and Sean now splits his time between his solo electronic project Lid Emba and the expressionistic rock trio Olid Gol."

Press Resources

High Resolution Photo (Coming Soon)
Press Sheet (Coming Soon)

Contact

Press/Publicity/Radio
Two Sheds Music
Attn: John Graham
PO Box 5455
Atlanta, GA 31107
Email - jgraham@twoshedsmusic.com

Audio Samples

Now and Then - Fever in the Ice Age
Lightweight - Fever in the Ice Age

Discography

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Shows

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Reviews

Creative Loafing - "3d5spd isn't the first band to take a completely postmodern stab at music, but they may be the first to openly aspire to it. Borrowing from such an eclectic cache of acts as Kraftwerk, Ornette Coleman and Jimi Hendrix, this Atlanta three-piece is paving new roads toward a fusion of rock, jazz and anything else that makes its way into the mix."

All Music Guide - "Fever in the Ice Age, 3d5spd's first album to be released on a label, is a trippy mix of crunchy guitars, keyboard-driven space rock and sprawling prog in the vein of a less funky Jane's Addiction. From the 70s-esque “LightWeight" to the ethereal, Q and Not U vibe on “Clarity", the record is consistently challenging and relentlessly catchy."

Southeast Performer - "Atlanta-based 3d5spd may have set the ball rolling back in '98 with their debut full length release, Faster Gravity, setting into motion a distinct, yet unclassifiable, art-rock aesthetic which was ultimately praised for its restless variety and unpredictability. 3d may have also kept the ball rolling with their second album, Tracking the Hydroplane, which found the band grappling with spacial textures and structural deconstruction, yielding yet another extraordinary product of pre-post-prog rock. But it wasn't until now, with the November release of their second full-length album, Fever In The Ice Age, did the proverbial ball of transcendence get hurled into the finite. This is undeniably 3d5spd's most mature record to date."