Trans Am

Trans Am

Trans Am are loosely associated with the mid-'90s "post-rock" scene centered around Tortoise, Ui, Labradford, Windy Carl, etc., and the Thrill Jockey, Kranky, UHF, and Southern labels, among others. Although a vast distance separates Trans Am's albums, all of them are concerned with an extreme, somewhat humorous reorientation of the cliches and conventions of rock music, primarily through either technical (exaggerated displays of skill) or instrumental (electronics, effects) deviation. Formed in Washington D.C. in 1990, the group didn't begin seriously... more