Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
Seemingly living up to its name, the collective of musicians, lovingly christened "Jesse Sykes And The Sweet Hereafter" in 2001 was born out of a chance meeting a few years earlier in Seattle, Washington, and led to an enduring musical partnership, spanning more than a decade, and continues to this day. Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter have traveled extensively in both the US and in Europe, and have had the pleasure of touring with: Black Mountian, Earth, Sparklehorse, Bright Eyes, Iron And Wine, Marissa Nadler, Laura Veirs, J. Tillman, Great Lake Swimmers, and many more. They have shared the stage with acts on opposite ends of a vast spectrum of genres, ranging from Sunno))), Boris, Nicolai Dunger, Coco Rosie all the way to Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch. The core still remains singer-songwriter Jesse Sykes and guitarist/writer Phil Wandscher (Whiskeytown). Past and sometimes present members have included long timer William "Bill" Herzog, Eric Eagle, Anne Marie Ruljancich and Kevin Warner. All three previous releases in the US are on Barsuk Records, and in Europe all releases remain on Fargo Records. The most recent album, Marble Son was self-released in the states in 2011 and is the band's fourth full-length. Over the years they have worked with the wise ears of Tucker Martine, Martin Feveyear, Mell Dettmer, and Randall Dunn.