- What kind of band are you?
- We won't argue with what you call us for the most part. Electronic, Postpunk, Gothic, Industrial, Light Jazz, Klezmer, it's still rock 'n roll to me.
- What's the story behind the band name?
- A combination of self-denial and timelessness seemed, at the time of naming, ripe for harvest. And for what it's worth, the band name is one word -- not three.
- Where can I find your music?
- Not only at our product page but also at Isotank or at amazon.com. If your local music stores do not carry it, tell them they need to! Our record label is Dancing Ferret Discs.
- Who is this Foo I keep reading about?
- Aaron Fuleki is known to many as Foo (see his last name). If you get confused at all, just remember they're the same person.
- How did Aaron and Alex meet?
- In his first year of college, Aaron lived down the hall from Alex, also a freshman. On an unlrelated note, Aaron's roommate never went to classes. He sat in his room, smoked several pounds of pot a week, and talked about techno music. He also did not change his clothes. Anyway, Aaron played drums in several campus bands (mostly surf rock and folk) and Alex did his own freaky industrial thing. Alex kept forgetting Aaron's name and calling him Jason. As the only tech-heads on campus, they became more interested in each other's musical work and grew to be friends. Aaron officially joined the band sometime in the spring of 1999.
- How did Jeremy and Alex meet?
- One fateful night, Alex went to Pittsburgh to see Faith and the Muse. Jeremy happened to be in the opening
band. That night, both Alex and Jeremy stayed at promoter Kelly Ashkettle's house. They proceeded to jam. With Alex on piano and Jeremy on acoustic guitar, the duo
performed a rendition of "Closer" in the style of Dave Matthews band to the delight of the entire
audience (three close friends). It was then clear what needed to be done.
A few weeks later Alex asked Jeremy to join the band. Jeremy played his first show with
ThouShaltNot at Dracula's Ball in Philadelphia on the first of September in 2001.
- When are you playing in my city?
- Our concerts page should have the current booked shows listed. If you want to see us play somewhere, email us and we'll see what we can do.
- Who did the cover art for your albums?
- ThouShaltNot's self-titled debut featured the piece "Sohum" by Aradhna Singh. The Holiness of Now featured two pieces by Matt Bauer. You'll Wake Up Yesterday had beautiful artwork by Christine Kozol and Freeway. The artwork for The White Beyond is a Magnus Enckell painting.
What other musicians have appeared on your albums or in your concerts?
- D. C. F. Pegritz did textures and additional sound work on "The Insistence on Solid Floors" and "Out of the Cave". Additionally, he is the mastermind behind the band Nyarlathotep, of which Jeremy and Alex are also members. Furthermore, he helped us on our remix of Furnace St.'s "Sunday Driver".
- Meredith Collins played flute on "Out of the Cave".
- Sarah Hans played keyboards and sang live for many shows with us. She also contributed vocals to "Adem" and to "We're In This Together".
- Roger Zahab played violin and viola on "The White Beyond".
- Meghan Coil played violin on "The White Beyond".
- Megan Hancock has played cello in lots of concerts with us and on "We're In This Together".
- Michele Turko has done live electronics for three shows, and sings on "Strapped to the Bomb".
- Joel Beauchemin has played violin in three concerts with us and plays on "Last Comfort" and "Embrace the Sun".
- Francis Browne played violin on "Crash".
- Marshall Buckley and Angela Adams played violin and viola, respectively, on "Last Comfort". They appeared with us for one show.
- Chris Moore of Axis II co-wrote "A Trace" and provided vocals for that song. He also helped with the engineering of the Land Dispute album.
- Rachel Mary Costello sang on "Idol" and "Polarity".
- Daniel O'Connor read German poetry on "Soren Grey".
- The Science and Humanities Program provided choir vocals on "Without Faith".
- Galen Brown of Typeface produced "Cracked (Typeface)", "The Projectionist (Powerlines mix), and sang on "Shipwrecked Deity".
- Erin Kollar sang on "Weakness of Words".
- Aaron Moore spoke on "Weakness of Words".
- Meredith Collins played flute on "Out of the Cave", which is currently unreleased.
- Sarah Noe spoke on "Crash (Beyond Wishing)".
- Chriz "Zeke" Coughlin sang on "Thomas"
- Elizabeth Huesman was our live keyboardist for several early shows.
- Other musicians who have helped us out onstage include: Kiery Kirchner, Kate Gessler, Amelia Lorenz, and Alicia Reed.
What are Alex, Aaron, and Jeremy's signs, favorite color, and social security numbers?
- Date of Birth: July 24, 1979 (Leo)
- Residence: Virginia
- Favorite music: Dmitri Shostakovich, Witold Lutoslawski, Conlon Nancarrow, The Chameleons, Interpol, Stellastarr*, Gridlock, Venetian Snares, Ikon, Snog, Legendary Pink Dots, Placebo, Railgun, Alphaville, Bjork, Lustmord, Anything Box, Index, Merzbow, Morrissey, The Dresden Dolls.
- Favorite books: The Western Lands by William S. Burroughs, Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, Frannie and Zooey by J. D. Salinger, The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker, Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, assorted science writing of varying academic integrity.
- Favorite films: Brazil, Requiem for a Dream, Blade Runner (director's cut), Jacob's Ladder, The Princess Bride, Bitter Moon, Time Bandits, Sweet Movie, Happiness, What's Up, Doc?.
- Favorite artists: Ivan Albright, Salvadore Dali, Egon Schiele, Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh.
- Favorite food: Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Middle Eastern.
- Favorite colors: black and green
- Shoe size: 12
- Meyers-Briggs Personality Type: ENTJ
- Other: Alex is a cutthroat Scrabble player and enjoys complex solutions to simple problems.
Aaron, a.k.a. Foo:
- Date of Birth: May 1, 1979 (Taurus)
- City of residence: Granville, Ohio
- Favorite music: NIN, Gridlock, Alphaville, Stromkern, VNV Nation, Neuroticfish, Leiahdorus, Led Zeppelin.
- Favorite books: Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Piers Anthony, E.B. White.
- Favorite films: City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, Amelie, Jacob's Ladder, Billy Elliot, Brazil, Highlander.
- Favorite artists: Amedeo Modigliani, Christian Boltanski, Pablo Picasso, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh.
- Favorite food: Greek, Cypriote, Egyptian, Italian, anything with Tofu or Guiness
- Favorite colors: black and green
- Shoe size: 7
- Other: Aaron sucks at Scrabble, but loves Senat. He likes archaeology, doing field research in the Ohio region, and working on-site in the Republic of Cyprus. He also likes horseback riding and tinkering with electronic thingies.
- Date of Birth: March 30
- City of residence: Pittsburgh, PA
- Favorite music: They Might Be Giants, Devo, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Robert Rich, The Beatles, Covenant, The Velvet Underground, Miles Davis, Nick Cave, Woody Guthrie.
- Favorite books: The Blue Cliff Record, The Upanishads, Creative Evolution, Ishmael, House Of Leaves, On The Road, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Zen Flesh Zen Bones, The Principia Discordia,
The Song Of Los, The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy, anything by
Daniel Dennett, Plato, Jean Paul Sartre or Albert Camus.
- Favorite films: Roger & Me, Stalker, Young Frankenstein, Brazil, Bloody Sunday, Rabbit Proof Fence, Back to the Future, The Jerk,
Memento, The Empire Strikes Back, Clue: The Movie, Dancer in the Dark.
- Favorite artists: Andre Breton, James Turrell, Jim Henson, and Andy Warhol.
- Favorite food: Indian, Greek, and anything with Velveeta.
- Favorite colors: pink, purple, and black
- Shoe size: 10.5
- Other: In his free time, Jeremy works on solving The Mysteries Of The Universe™. He enjoys biking, gardening, and getting lost.