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Near Earth Objects

The seeds of Indie Rock crew Near Earth
Objects were planted when singer/guitarist
Devin Clarke and bassist/keyboardist Leland
Davis got together to jam while in high school
(they’d been friends since middle school).
A few years later, they decided to get more
serious about starting a group, landing Richard
Inman to play drums and taking on the name
Near Earth Objects. The trio took its time developing
material and chemistry before making
its live debut in late 2013.

Last summer, Near Earth Objects released
its first recorded effort with the four-song EP
Situational Awareness, which showcased
the group’s progressive, occasionally psychedelic
style, marked by an engaging streamof-conscious
fluidity. The band’s imaginative
arrangements were on full display on the EP’s
opening epic “Introduction to Feeling Something,”
as well as the closer “Serotonin Drift,”
which sounds like David Bowie and Pink Floyd
writing a winding Math Rock/Post Rock ballad
for Secret Machines.

More recently, Near Earth Objects added a
fourth member — Daniel Walton — to provide
cello for the band as it continues work on its
first full-length. On the great album track “My
Mind,” Walton’s presence is felt in the billowing,
sophisticated atmospherics he adds to
the proceedings, a perfect compliment to the
group’s expansive sound. The band is hoping
to have the new album out sometime this


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