Infobox musical artist
Name = Voxtrot
Img_capt = Voxtrot, October 2006
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Austin,
Years_active = 2002 – Present
Indie pop Indie rock
Label = Cult Hero Records,
Current_members = Ramesh Srivastava
Jared Van Fleet
URL = [http://www.voxtrot.net/ www.voxtrot.net]
Voxtrot is an
indie poprock band from Austin, Texas, USA. The band is fronted by Ramesh Maclean Srivastava and also includes Jason Michael Chronis, Matthew David Simon, and Jared Van Fleet. Their first EP, a self-made CD-R, was produced in 2003 and sold at a few independent record stores in Austin.
Despite not having released a full-length album until recently, Voxtrot has received praise and mention from online and print publications, such as SPIN.com and Pitchfork Media. For instance, SPIN.com noted that "
Raised by Wolves", the band's first official EP, is "...a stunning mini-collection of John Hughes-heyday paeans, twitchy pop, and surging, Strokes-y dancefloor fillers." [cite web | title=Voxtrot: Artist of the Day | work=Spin magazine | url=http://www.spin.com/features/band_of_the_day/2005/12/051214_voxtrot/ | accessdate=September 27 | accessyear=2006]
A five-song EP, "
Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives", arrived in stores on April 4, 2006. Voxtrot also released the EP " Your Biggest Fan" on November 7of the same year.
December 12 2006, Ramesh announced on his blog that they are working on a full length album [cite web | title=At Long Last | work=The Voxtrot Kid | url=http://thevoxtrotkid.blogspot.com/2006/12/at-long-last.html | accessdate=December 12 | accessyear=2006] . The self-titled album was released on May 22, 2007. The first single from "Voxtrot" is the album-closer "Blood Red Blood".
Raised by WolvesEP" (2005) Cult Hero Records
Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & WivesEP" (2006) Cult Hero Records
* "Your Biggest Fan EP & 7"" (2006)
Beggars Group/Playlouderecordings (#4 on BillboardHot Singles Sales)
* "The Start of Something" 7" b/w "Dirty Version" (2004) Cult Hero Records / The Bus Stop Label
* "Raised by Wolves" 7" b/w "They Never Mean What They Say" (2005) Magic Marker Records
Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives" 7" b/w "Rise Up In The Dirt" (2006) Full Time Hobby Records
Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives" EP & 2x7" (2006) Re-Issue / Beggars Group/Playlouderecordings
* "Trouble" 7" (limited to 1000 copies) and digital single, from the "
Your Biggest Fan" EP (2007) Beggars Group/Playlouderecordings
* "Blood Red Blood" 7" (limited to 1000 copies) and digital single, from "Voxtrot" (2007)
* "Firecracker" 7" (limited to 1000 copies), CD and digital single, from "Voxtrot" (2007) #19 UK Indie
* "The Start of Something" featured on "Bang Crash Boom"
Little Teddy Recordings, 2005 (Germany)
* "Warmest Part of the Winter" featured on "Little Darla Has a Treat for You, vol. 24" ·
Darla Records, 2006 (US)
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0ZBGxyNXQ4 Firecracker] on YouTube.com
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL4yGtj6N5w Steven] on YouTube.com
Notes and references
* [http://www.voxtrot.net/ Official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/voxtrot Myspace]
* [http://www.reaching4lasers.com/ "Reaching For The Lasers" documentary/"Voxtrot" LP micro-site]
* [http://niralimagazine.com/2006/10/music-thats-not-a-myspace-blog/ Music That's Not a MySpace Blog] , Nirali Magazine, October 2006
* [http://www.scheduletwo.com/video/index.php?vid=10 set of live videos] at scheduletwo.com
* [http://www.lostateminor.com/2007/06/08/voxtrot/ Review and sample of their music]
* [http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/interviews/byt-interview-voxtrot/ June 2007 Interview] on Brightest Young Things
* [http://soundcrank.com/Interview.aspx?interviewid=1018 Soundcrank Podcast Hosted by Voxtrot]
* [http://www.spinner.com/2007/09/07/voxtrot-hit-the-interface-with-kid-gloves/ AOL Spinner live video session, 2007]
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