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Tiny Desk Unit - Sputnik Fell on My Birthday (2007)

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Danger Painters (2008)

Danger Painters is the fine residue that remained as Tiny Desk Unit evaporated. This debut album by Danger Painters is the response of Michael Barron and Bob Boilen to the 2008 rpm challenge.

The Pink Chair (2009)

The second Danger Painters album, featuring all original all new material written, recorded and released in the month of February, 2009, in response to the 2009 RPM Challenge. Michael Barron and Bob Boilen are joined this year by William X. Harvey.

iii (2010)

this is the 3rd danger painters album

IV (2011)

This is the fourth Danger Painters album

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Danger Painters

BIOGRAPHY

Bob Boilen & Michael Barron have been writing and playing music together since they met in 1979 when along with Susan Mumford, Chris Thompson and Joe Menacker (who were later replaced by Lorenzo "Pee Wee" Jones and Terry Baker) they formed DC's Tiny Desk Unit. Danger Painters is the stain left behind after Tiny Desk Unit was left in the saucepan on the back of the stove until the gas was eventually turned off. The duo were joined in 2009 by William X Harvey on bass. Harvey's recent work includes a stint playing bass with the famed DC group Urban Verbs.

BAND MEMBERS
Michael Barron: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Banjo, Loops, Tiny Tambourine Bob Boilen: Synth, Drums, Mandolin, Guitars, Vocals, Mountain Dulcimer, Loops William X Harvey: Bass, Harmonium, Vocals

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

GENRES
Alternative, ,Unclassifiable


Completed Albums

Tiny Desk Unit - Sputnik Fell on My Birthday(2007)

Improvisational-Psychedelic-Techno-Trance-Dance-Clink


Another Way   Download
Blue Jacket   Download
Beats Me   Download
Day Old Rain   Download
Sink Happy Ship   Download
We Two   Download
Thirty Years From Now   Download
Toast and Chalk   (preferred)   Download
Days Away   Download

Danger Painters(2008)

Danger Painters is the fine residue that remained as Tiny Desk Unit evaporated. This debut album by Danger Painters is the response of Michael Barron and Bob Boilen to the 2008 rpm challenge.


The Only Time is Now   Download
Hear the Wind Blow   Download
Perfect Moment   Download
Save Your Self   Download
Lullaby   Download
Fat Lazy Crows   Download
Fourteen Fountains   Download
Phone Call or Something   (preferred)   Download

The Pink Chair(2009)

The second Danger Painters album, featuring all original all new material written, recorded and released in the month of February, 2009, in response to the 2009 RPM Challenge. Michael Barron and Bob Boilen are joined this year by William X. Harvey.


Radiation Burns   Download
Snow   Download
Places We've Never Been   Download
Hollow Eight   (preferred)   Download
Bother You   Download
Still Life   Download
Last Song Last   Download
All of it   Download
So Long   Download

iii(2010)

this is the 3rd danger painters album


I Will Be Late   Download
Hills   Download
Bitter Orange   Download
B all U can C   Download
Young Heart   Download
Monkey Time   Download
Robin's Egg Blue   Download
Gotta Get Away   Download
The Journey Never Ends   Download

IV(2011)

This is the fourth Danger Painters album


Banana Bag   Download
Chain Rainy Day   Download
I Remember Everything   Download
Ohio   Download
Not Soon Enough   Download
When The Saints   Download
Made On Earth   Download
Life of a Lifetime   Download
Power Off   Download
We Get Nothing   Download
Last Train   Download