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Bare Bones

by Aporia

Energetic and passionate acoustic rock.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Footprints on the Wall
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2. Meantime
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3. Hold On Tight
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4. Bare Bones
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5. Hail
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6. Inside Out
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7. Pretend That I Am
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8. Easy
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9. Intersect
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10. Send It Away
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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What is/who are Aporia? Well, they’re a band of course and they play music; write their own songs, haul their own stuff, book their own gigs--all that jazz. Their sound has been described as anything from the wildly imaginative "acid folk-country" to the more appropriate "soulful acoustic rock." They love to play, create and perform.

They've just released their first studio album, "Bare Bones," which was recorded at the Big Rick Studios in Rosholt, Wisconsin and engineered by Dave Kruger (with re-mastering help from the Rev. Eddie Danger). It has 10 original songs, ranging in style from folk to reggae to rock and something in between.

Lead vocals and drums are provided by Emily Mills and acoustic guitar and vocals come from Justin Woodward. Morey Burnard rounds out the sound on bass guitar. They all live in Madison, Wisconsin.

Their live shows brim with energy, humor and passion, captivating audiences all over the city at venues like the High Noon Saloon, the King Club, Café Montmarte, Bru's Anchor Inn and the late Luther's Blues. They're equally comfortable playing energetic, plugged-in shows and stripped down, fully acoustic sets..

On any given night, they can be found performing with fellow acoustic or folk rockers, as well as electronic, rock, and rap musicians. Diversity is inspirational. They strive to do as many benefit concerts as possible, believing strongly in the role of art and artist as activist. Aporia has played for benefits for such organizations as the Million Worker March, Take Back the Night, Women’s Transit Authority and Wis-Kino.

As of right now, Aporia is gearing up to tour extensively in the Madison area (and hopefully outside of it as well) in support of the new album. Look ‘em up or book ’em--they’re friendly.

"Often dark, always introspective, and beautifully poetic throughout." -el guante, "the madison observer"

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Cara the Bruce

This band creates a fresh and vibrant vibe lacking in many major releases these
Once in a great while you run across a band that defies labels. some friends of mine discovered this dilemma while trying to promote their band the jive roster. one of the definitions they came up with was “nerd groove-rock,” which i thought captured their sound perfectly. they, however, realized that it’s hard as hell to sell yourself that way, and continued their quest for marketability.

by turns rowdy and subdued, aporia’s latest release bare bones is such an album. constantly catching you off guard, aporia amps things up and then takes it easy with the very next breath. by turns defiant and yearning, complex and straight-up, silly and so so serious, this band creates a fresh and vibrant vibe lacking in many major releases these days.

emily mills (vocals & percussion) reminds me of billie holliday with her smooth delivery and rich timbre, even on the high notes. with an enviable range and haunting phrasing, mills hooks up an i.v. of emotion and mainlines it straight into you. justin woodward (vocals & guitar) picks and strums deftly, creating some of the catchiest hooks i’ve heard in a long time. delicate and passionate at the same time, he strings you along so well that you delight in how tangled up in the melody you’ve become. moritz burnard (bass & shamona) rounds out the trio with thumping, tripping bass lines that drive the energy on the fast songs and enhance the mood of the slow ones. funky and full of attitude, he brings the groove to your doorstep and dares you to let him in.

standouts among the song list are meantime, a layered look at limbo; bare bones, an arpeggio of adoration; inside out, the story of a perfect and perilous night; and easy, a dark look at desire. the whole album is incredible, though, turning and twisting it’s way into your heart. after the first listen, i accepted the inevitable and just pushed “repeat all.”

damn you, aporia, for making such fine music. may you have all the gigs you can handle.
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Brian Hinnenkamp hinnenkampguitars.com

Solid freshman effort. Check them out, they could grow into a niche of their ow
This recording had me curious. I have occasionally kept an eye on Justin Woodward since I noted him to the fok lib index 5 years ago. His demo was raw, but showed energy, potential, and most of all....a brass pair. I have never been sure about the Aporia project, but was surprised by the quality of the tunes therin. I look forward to their growth, and some day getting the T-shirt Justin promised me.
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