D/B Artist Feature: Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson

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Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson are a young and excellent postrock Band from Oslo/Norway. D/B highly recommended, not only for postrock fans.
Photo: Elling Julius Snøfugl
[audio:01 van gogh kept painting himself because he was the only model he had.mp3]

Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson came to be when a group of four classmates Morten (drums), Gjermund (guitar), Torbjørn (guitar) and Audun (bass) at the Bodø University decided to start a band in 2003. Their first demo, recorded in early 2004, consisted of everything from pop, via country and punk, to long and dreamy post-rock tunes. They decided they liked the latter genre, represented by the song “A List Not To Be Read At Your Wedding”, the best, and thus started making more songs similar to that one.

YPOFH / we may be remembered by what we did when we sat down

During the following year they recorded a series of songs in their school’s bomb shelter, six of which ended up on their début album, Unnoticeable In A Tiny Town, Invisible In The City, released on their own newly started label, How is Annie Records, on May 21st 2005.


[audio:05 a list not to be read at your wedding.mp3]

“Unnoticeable…” received a number of quite complimentary reviews nationally. Norway’s largest and longest running online music newspaper, Panorama, called it “A flood of feelings” and “world class post-rock”, deeming it the second best Norwegian album of 2005. They were hailed as the Norwegian newcomers of the year by the magazine Puls.

http://www.myspace.com/youthpictureshttp://www.friendofminerecords.comhttp://www.howisannierecords.com

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