Prosaics ‎– Aghast Agape

Matador ‎– ole-629
Vinyl, 12"


1 Teeth 3:26
2 Failure 2:37
3 Now The Shadow Of The Column 4:26
4 Crawling 2:57
5 Tenants 2:23


Andy Comer (guitar/vocals), William Kuehn (drums) and Joshua Zucker (bass) hail from New York City. The charismatic trio create a frenetic sound vaguely remininscent of many of our favorite bands of decades past, yet crackling with an energy that's uniquely their own. Equal parts dissonance and melody, the Prosaics' propulsive rhythms, boiling-point bass lines, convulsive guitars, and graceful vocals bristle against the austere structures that frame their sounds. Chaos has rarely been so controlled, or anthemic.

The Prosaics came together serendipitously in early 2002. Andy (born and raised in Louisville, KY) and Joshua (from Baltimore, MD) had each spent the better part of their four years in NYC searching in vain for like-minded, like-handed musical collaborators. After a desperate search for 'the one' and numerous traumatic get-togethers (Andy once arrived at a meeting to find his prospective colleague "slapping" away at a six-stringed, fretless Carl Thompson bass) the two were introduced by a mutual friend, met at Joshua's apartment with instruments in tow, and instantly clicked. A cassette of their rough song-sketches made its way (with ample help from Joshua) into the hands of Madison, WI-born drummer William Kuehn.

The 5 song CD EP, entitled 'Aghast Agape' is coming out this autumn on Matador in Europe, and on Dim Mak (who brought the planet the earliest release of PGMG, The Kills and Bloc Party) in the US. The EP mixes passion, urgency, and poise to create a stunning debut. In 2005, we'll be releasing The Prosaics' debut full length album worldwide.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OLE629-2, OLE 629-2 Prosaics Aghast Agape(CD, EP, Dig) Matador, Matador OLE629-2, OLE 629-2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
PCD-4523 Prosaics Aghast Agape(CD, Album) P-Vine Records, Matador PCD-4523 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
none Prosaics Prosaics(CD, EP, Promo) Matador none Unknown Sell This Version
DM 072 Prosaics Aghast Agape(12", EP) Dim Mak Records DM 072 US 2004 Sell This Version
Ole 629-2 Prosaics Aghast Agape(CD, EP, Dig) Matador Ole 629-2 US 2004 Sell This Version