KAYO DOT BIOGRAPHY
Kayo Dot is an avant-garde group that was formed in 2003 by Toby Driver after the disband of maudlin of the Well. They released their debut album Choirs of the Eye on John Zorn's Tzadik label that year.KAYO DOT GENRES
The music of Kayo Dot bridges several genres, from heavy metal to classical music. Their songs involve complex instrumentation (composed by singer and frontman Driver), generally without refrain. They are substantially longer than typical rock songs, often ranging from 8 to 15 minutes in length.
Kayo Dot's new album Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue was released in January of 2006.
Recently, Kayo Dot released an exclusive track for a vinyl split with New York's own Bloody Panda through European Label Holy Roar Records.
KAYO DOT LYRICAL THEMES
KAYO DOT ORIGIN
United States of America (Massachusetts), formed in 2003
KAYO DOT CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Hydra Head Records
KAYO DOT STATUS
KAYO DOT CURRENT LINE-UP
Toby Driver - compositions, guitar, cello, bells, double-bass, keyboard (Tartar Lamb)
Mia Matsumiya - Violin, Viola (Tartar Lamb)
KAYO DOT PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Sam Gutterman - Drums, Voice
Nicholas Kyte - Bass, Voice (ex-The Year of Our Lord)
Terran Olson - Piano, Rhodes, Hammond M-3, Flute, Clarinet, Alto and Baritone Sax
D. Thomas Murray
Ryan McGuire - bass , double-bass, keyboard
Forbes Graham - trumpet, euphonium, guitar (XthoughtstreamsX)
John Carchia - guitar
Tom Malone - drums
Greg Massi - Guitar, Voice (Baliset)