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An amalgamate of local virtuous, independently reputed musicians in their own right, symmetry/symmetry stands unified as a dynamic collaborative. Forged in 2006 by the collective visions of Daniel Jones and Joel Uram, symmetry/symmetry found its beginnings in Portland, Oregon. Later joined by the sensationally gifted drummer, Andrew Quackenbush, the band discovered its unique cadence and released an EP titled “Love Breaks Light.” The album garnered local accolades, spurring their efforts forward. The band toured venues in Portland gradually etching out a fresh, robust, bombastic soundscape uniquely their own. Cultivating a diversified yet unified tone, they’ve delighted crowds in their melodic wake.

In August of 2010, symmetry/symmetry reached bold new heights by debuting the album "Have Cake." Cultivating introspective lyrics, ascending melodies, and a tasteful juxtaposition of rich vocals and crisp, fearlessly executed instrumentation, they fiercely stretch beyond the cliche of mere angst-driven rock. With unabrasive clarity, their songs entreat the listener to abstain from mediocrity of thought and reject the atrification of emotion. Subsequent to the album's release, they toured fifteen stops along the west coast as they bravely conveyed this underlying message of percolating optimism in the midst of hopeless circumstance.

The band’s intense bond with one another is evident in an effortless synergy that inevitably results in the ravishing harmonies and sheer rhapsody they induce. With a penchant for the unanticipated, symmetry/symmetry leverages dramatically synchronized pauses followed by the occasional chinese-fire-drill instrumental and lively antics, each enthralling to the listener. Consistently piercing new musical terrain, symmetry/symmetry openly experiments onstage, skillfully blending raw electronica with fiercely harmonious ballads and a frenetic physical presence. Irrespective of venue or demographic, symmetry/symmetry invites every audience member to let down their guard and revel with the band in their contagious and unabated whimsy.

-Michael Barko