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Us, Today

“...Us, Today has redefined the boundaries of experimental music within and beyond the Cincinnati scene with an unwavering commitment to finding the most creative intersection of disparate genres, instruments, and sounds.  Exploring the wonderfully odd possibilities of guitar, vibraphone, keyboards and drums, the trio has ingeniously fused the quirkiest and yet most appealing qualities of jazz, post-rock, electronic and ambient music, twisting their comonalities and exploiting their differences.”
- Brian Baker, CITYBEAT

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Us, Today started as an organic experiment in sound. With the unique instrumentation of vibraphone, keyboard, guitar, and drums they set out to create music that defies genre.

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The group started with a chance meeting in 2010 at a coffee shop, and a discussion of a shared interest in St. Vincent. The three members, Kristin Agee, Joel Griggs, and Jeff Mellott, began weekly improvisation session, experimenting with their unique sonic possibilities. Improvisations turned into compositions.

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To date, Us, Today has released four albums. Each album shows a progression of the band, from a free improvisation background, to a more composed and polished sound.

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Since their 2015 release, Us, Today has had the pleasure of sharing a stage with Sylvan Esso, Kishi Bashi, Deerhoof, Ghost-Note, and the Mike Dillon Band. They have toured extensively through the midwest, and have played several festivals including Midpoint Music Festival (Cincinnati, OH) and Secret Stages (Birmingham, AL). Their 4th album Computant (2018) shows another step in their sonic progression, to a more unified, electronic sound.

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On The Web:

www.uscommatoday.com
www.facebook.com/uscommatoday
www.twitter.com/uscommatoday
www.ustodaymusic.bandcamp.com
www.soundcloud.com/uscommatoday
www.instagram.com/uscommatoday

Music To Check Out:

Us, Today on Spotify

Videos To Check Out:

"Spellcaster (Dr. Spirit)" - Live
"Long Since Forgotten" - Official Music Video
"What Is Time Now. Goodmorning?" - Live

To hear music from all of this year's bands,
please visit the MUSIC page.

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THE BAND
slideshow

KRISTIN AGEE
(Electric Vibraphone, Keyboards)

JOEL GRIGGS
(Guitar, Synth)

JEFF MELLOTT
(Drums)

THE MUSIC

Computant cover

Computant (2018)

Wealth cover

Wealth + Fame + Love
+ Luck (Single, 2018)

Spellcaster cover

Spellcaster (Dr. Spirit)
(Single, 2018)

What Is Time Now cover

What Is Time Now.
Goodmorning?
(Single, 2018)

TENENIMIES cover

TENENIMIES (2014)

Gravity Always Wins cover

Gravity Always Wins
(Single, 2015)

The Compulsion Of Picture Taking cover

The Compulsion Of
Picture Taking
(Single, 2015)

Beneath The Floorboards cover

Beneath The
Floorboards (2012)

RH Sessions cover

RH Sessions (2011)
THE WORD

"Some tracks wander into jazz-funk territory. Some sound like indie rock. Brewed together, those sounds, the inventive nature of the trio and a tasty application of the vibraphone make Us, Today a band on the rise that can be savored right now.."
- All Things Considered, NPR

"Us, Today's virtuosity and vigorous arrangements warrant a much larger audience, preferably as quickly as possible."
- Jim Fusilli, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

"Computant is a treat, with effected vibraphones vying with mathy drum grooves, cruncy guitar motifs and electronic elements.  It’s incredibly listenable with, ahem, good vibes."
- Grant Moon, PROG MAGAZINE

"Jazz? Ambient? Post-Rock? Us, Today utilizes all these genres and more and molds them into a hyper-fantastic sonic collage…Releasing music since 2011… the trio have composed an array of incredibly creative and moving releases… This band, which knows no boundaries, is a trio of accomplished musicians that come together to compose sophisticated instrumental pieces."
- Jason, SOMEWHERECOLD

"Computant can best be described as a buffet of sound; each track holding a distinct energy and vibe that’ll take the listener on a highly enjoyable audio voyage."
- Lindsey Anderson, TOM TOM MAG

"On Computant,
much of this experimentation takes the form of the band’s studies in controlled chaos. Much of the album finds the trio exploring the interplay between beauty and cacophony to create gut-punching mood shifts"
- Jude Noel,
CITY BEAT

"Computant is a treat, with effected vibraphones vying with mathy drum grooves, cruncy guitar motifs and electronic elements.  It’s incredibly listenable with, ahem, good vibes."
- Grant Moon, PROG MAGAZINE

"On new album  Computant, Us, Today pushes things ever further, adding synths and electronic-drum elements to its sophisticated sonic stew. Perhaps most impressive is that the trio recorded the entire record over the course of one weekend, with most of the tracks only needing three or four takes."
- MAGNET

"A wild post-rock adventure, powered by complex percussion, jagged guitar lines, and bright vibraphone."
- BANDCAMP
(New & Notable)