Geographer
Geographer In the summer of 2005, after a series of deaths in the family, Michael Deni left his hometown in New Jersey for San Francisco. He spent the next several months with his guitar and a synthesizer he found on the street, turning the tragedy that drove him from home into songs rich with emotion and lush melodies. After the additions of cellist Nathan Blaz (previously of St. Vincent) and drummer Brian Ostreicher, Geographer spent the next year crafting their sound into the driving, heart-pounding, synth-infused epics that have captivated audiences all over the West Coast (including SPIN magazine, who voted Geographer one of three “Undiscovered Bands You Need To Hear Now"). With the release of their long-awaited follow-up EP, "Animal Shapes" in March 2010 (Tricycle Records), Geographer is poised on the brink of becoming one of the most exciting newcomers in Indie music.