Earth to Eugene began playing live music in the New York City area in 2003. The band played mostly acoustic shows that mixed acoustic guitars with piano and hand drums. Notable gigs through a three year span included shows at Kenny’s Castaway, CBGB Acoustic Galleria, and the Cutting Room.
The group began exploring home recording efforts in 2005 and later that year released a self produced album titled Staring at the World Outside. This album largely reflected the type of acoustic based performances Earth to Eugene was known for playing live. Each track was a unique mixture of acoustic/electric guitars layered with percussion and hand drums. The songs themselves shifted through a variety of rock and alternative sounds creating a truly distinctive album.
Since this time, the band has focused exclusively on improving and expanding their recording efforts. In 2008, they released their second album titled The Light Unseen. This album reflected significant change in recording methods as the band combined percussion and hand drums with a full drum set. There was also a greater emphasis placed on synth and piano parts within many of the compositions. The final product moves through a variety of musical genres, while displaying a personal style the band had been developing for years.
Over the last year, the band has been upgrading their recording abilities and techniques. The result has been the creation of an archive of recorded material the band is planning on releasing in a series of albums throughout 2010. The first of these albums, titled The Heavy Escape and Terminals, are available as free downloads.
Fans of Earth to Eugene can look forward to several more releases this year, all with their own distinct musical flavor.