Band Signed. Feels Some Type O Way.
BEVERLY HILLS, California, January 18th, 2017 - CollegeBand® (www.collegeband.com), the world’s first archival record label to release decades of previously unavailable music created on scores of college campuses, has just gone live with Brown University’s very own Type O. Providence’s diverse and dynamic musical baby that is Type O combined multiple styles of rock to form their iconic sound.
“Does it get any better?” asked CTO Geoffrey Abbot, an experienced entrepreneur. “Type O puts the mixing and blending of genres during the 80’s on full display. We’re excited to have Type O help us get immersed in Brown University’s musical imprint.”
Founded in 2008, CollegeBand enables users to search and preview merchandise, art, and musical works by bands like Type O. Each band’s affiliated school is gifted 5% of earnings, with the remainder split 50/50 between CollegeBand and the artist. For more information, please visit www.collegeband.com/pages/typeo.
About Type O ‘81
Type O was a “second generation” college band – a new union of four players who’d already established themselves on the Providence scene with other groups (including Reel Heroes, The Clothespins, and The Icons) yet found one another in their search for a next leap in musical creativity. Born of some deep soul-searching as the new wave took hold, this dynamic foursome synthesized their classic-, hard-, pop-, progressive-, art-, and punk-rock experiences into something that broke cleanly with their respective legacies, yet satisfied their combined aesthetic and captured the zeitgeist of the dawning musical era. Embracing new sounds and a decidedly studio-oriented focus, the band coalesced around recordings at Brown’s MacColl Studio for Electronic Music. Though they never got to do much gigging in Providence, those recordings got some favorable press – and caught the attention of the Commodores Entertainment Group (yes, those Commodores). The band developed additional material, moved to NYC, and got shopped to various producer/investors, culminating in a swan song showcase at Studio 54 – which, sadly, was attended by nobody of industry importance, and led to nothing for the band.
Type O is:
Harold “Skeeter” Harris, Drums, Brown University
Brian Cooks, Vocals, Brown University
Tom Currier, Bass, Brown University
Michael Philip Kaufman, Guitar, Brown University
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