KSCOPE is thrilled to announce that The Receiver is joining the Kscope family.
The Receiver, the symphonic dream-prog duo from Columbus, Ohio, are made up of brothers Casey (vocals, synths/keyboards, bass) & and Jesse Cooper (drums & vocals). Formed in 2005, the brothers quickly expanded on ideas composed the previous year by Casey for his senior thesis in music composition studies at The Ohio State University. After a few live performances, the band was picked up by New York-based Stunning Models On Display Records and released their debut album Decades in 2006 and returned with their Sophomore album Length Of Arms in 2009 through Vital Music Records. They have been featured on MTV2’s “Bands on The Rise” and have songs included on the FX Network’s series “Dirt” as well as a number of independent shorts and films.
The band have just finished recording their self-produced third album, which the brothers are saying is “their best material to date which focuses on a dreamier aesthetic than our earlier work” set for release June 2015 through Kscope.
On joining the label the brothers comment“We’ve had our eyes on Kscope for quite a while, and we’re thrilled to finally be a part of their roster. They’ve proven to be very knowledgeable and dedicated in reaching a wide audience for their artists. It’s a huge deal for us; we’ve been working towards this opportunity for a very long time.”
The Receiver are an incredibly active touring partnership having played throughout North America sharing the stage with notable acts such as St. Vincent, Midlake, The Album Leaf, Mono, Dawes, Royal Canoe, Maserati, Telefon Tel Aviv, Mr. Gnome & Operators, to name a few as well as performing at 2014’s CMJ festival in New York.
Press reviews of Length Of Arms
Amplifier Magazine: “Length of Arms, their flawless sophomore effort, is indeed a grand statement comprised of sophisticated melodies, somnambulant interludes, and sweeping dynamics – all rendered in a seamless song-cycle…”
Press reviews of Decades
Illinois Entertainer “The pounding “In Tunnels” recalls at once Simian’s “Never Be Alone” and the crystalline crescendos Death Cab For Cutie have perfected, though Casey Cooper’s alternating falsetto sometimes glides in impenetrable Floydian prog-clouds.”
PopMatters: “If you can let go and float along with the Cooper brothers, their Decades is a lovely little escape.”
More news on the as yet untitled Kscope debut and live shows will be released soon.