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Eric Cochran
Vocals, Guitar
Andrew Cucchiaro
Guitar and Keyboards
Mirko Maher
Bass Guitar
Aaron Simonds

Berkley, California
United States of America

Wilco, Spoon, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd, Tori Amos, Tool, Nine Inch Nails

Oswald is a four-piece rock band from Berkeley, CA with innovative songs and uncompromising artistic integrity. Influences include ynaesthesia, bi-polar disorder, sleep deprivation, Hunter S. Thompson, Kafka, and Sylvia Plath. Their music is both dark and melodic, with thoughtful, introspective lyrics and hooks that stick in your head long after remnants of the last note has faded. Though radio programmers have been quick to label the band as alternative, their songs evoke a timeless quality, more reminiscent of an age when bands still made music that meant something. Oswald could be described as a cross between Wilco, Spoon, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Pink Floyd, but it becomes clear from the very first listen they're making music that's distinctly their own.

2002 saw the release of their debut album, A Failed Attempt to Alter History, followed by a four song E.P. entitled The Shine On Sessions. Over the course of the year, Oswald played a regular schedule of shows all over the Bay Area, released several music videos, and continued to write, amassing a catalogue of almost 50 songs. The year culminated in grand fashion with a headlining slot at the prestigious great American Music Hall in San Francisco towards the end of December.

Furthermore, while continuing to attract a solid local following, they've managed to broaden their fan base to include parts of South America, the UK, France, and even the Netherlands. Along the way, Oswald also contributed music to a college television program and an independent film.

Thus far in 2003, Oswald played shows at Slims and the world famous Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA, in between a rigorous recording schedule which led to the release of their second full-length album, In Vitro Surrogate, in September. As of late, Oswald has been holed up in the dark confines of their rehearsal compound hidden in some undisclosed location, developing material for their next album, while continuing to expand the limits of their live capabilities.

Oswald is an indie band at heart with high aspirations for the future. Their goal is world domination.

Oswald plays subversive rock and is currently contaminating the San Francisco music scene at a rapid pace.

Album title
No. Tracks Release Date
A Failed Attempt To Alter History CD XX January 2002
In Vitro Surrogate CD XX September 2003
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