A Million Years
A Million Years are a Brooklyn-based four piece who are making music for your grey matter. Stimulated by the intellectualism and sonic experimentation of bands like Radiohead, Spoon and Wilco, they strive to create a world of smart, brooding characters wandering around in our digitized soundscape.
Their debut full-length album, Mischief Maker, was released in July 2010 and was produced by Shannon Ferguson of the band Longwave. On the record, A Million Years wear their love of guitar-driven indie-rock on their sleeve. Mischief Maker also touches on sonic elements found in electronic music, using drum machines alongside real drums and synthesizers alongside the guitars and bass to create a sound that is dense but also feels organic.
Formed in early 2007, A Million Years began as a sort of revolving door with an ever changing list of band members hashing out the songs born in Keith Madden’s (vocals/guitar) bedroom. Andrew Samaha (bass/vocals), Andrew Vanette (drums/vocals) and Nick Werber (guitar/vocals) later joined to create a collective of passionate, music-obsessed workaholics. During his stint as a touring guitarist in both Pin Me Down (with Russell Lissack of Bloc Party) and Longwave, Keith was introduced to Ferguson who also produced the band’s first EP Incandescent in 2009.
A Million Years has toured extensively throughout the east coast and in venues all around New York City including Bowery Ballroom, Highline Ballroom, The Studio @ Webster Hall, and The Mercury Lounge, as well as received national airplay on radio stations such as NYC’s WRXP, WEQX, and WKZQ. A Million Years have shared the stage with 30 Seconds to Mars, Phoenix, The Drums, Wavves, Longwave, One Eskimo and have just completed their first UK tour with Jesse Malin.
In a recent poll conducted by the national editors of the Deli Magazine, A Million Years was voted the #4 emerging indie rock band in New York City.