getting played on the tube for you...

hello friends.

we played a fun "mini-tour" w/Scott Ryan. It was great. My girlfriend took this video at our last show in Seattle, Wednesday June 25th. "Wedding Song" is one of our favorite songs to play right now, it has felt right lately. anyway, enjoy this.

And...don't listen to daniel making fun of me. but listen to EVERYTHING joel says, because he's the only good one of all of us. daniel and joel are dear dear friends. see you later.



In The Studio - Day 4

Hello interweb. My name is Joel. I am a member of the angst ridden rock trio 'Symmetry/Symmetry.' This is my first post on internet, so look out for some shocking things to happen. 

We successfully completed our first drum tracking session today...hooray. Andrew pounded out (literally) his parts to 3 songs we hope to put on the record. He did very well, you all should be proud of him.

Here he is all mic'd up and errrything...cute!

Unfortunately, we did have some obstacles along the way. Even though Daniel was crawling around trying to fix things for a long time, he provided something pleasant to look at...HOTT!

We had two friends named Billy come visit us today at separate times. It was nice and ironic (because they both have the exact same name). 

Now I'm sitting and listening to Daniel mix drums for 'My Sister/My Friend' they sound very good and hip-hoppy. 

I will leave you all with this picture. You see, Danny is all mad about the audio machinery not co-operating, and I wanted to experiment with the auto picture-taking features on my Kodak EasyShare C743 camera. I thought it would be the most fun to sneak into the picture without Danny noticing. I think you'll find that it made for a very creepy picture! 

Yours Truly, 


In The Studio - Day 3

Hello. We just got back from playing some terribly fun shows with the scott ryan crew, as well as norman. They are both quite fun and kind. We are back in the studio today and writing some more things. tonight will be the first night for andrew to track some drums, i think he's excited. a moment ago he was eating a bagel with hummus on it, and he dropped it on the floor, smearing the hummus on the carpet whilst extracting hairs, lint, and dirt which became enfused into his delicious bagel snack. he ate it. so i would like to get back to work now, but thought i would let you know that there is, or will soon be a youtube video of us playing in seattle. it's the wedding song. it's a cool venue, so i hope you like it. well i will leave you with some pictures. bye now.

love, daniel.


In The Studio - Day 2

Hello again. It is friday the thirteenth. Isn't that scary? ya. i thought so. I got some new microphones in the mail last night. Always exciting. We mic'd up Joel's drum set and started recording some side project stuff. Andrew is very upset about it. I tried to tell him it isn't personal, it's just that Joel and I have a bunch of material that's just not really symmetry/symmetryish. So it would be a waste to not record it. You know? it's not like we are cheating on you Andrew. Or should i say..... Amerging. Anyhoo, i believe i mentioned last time that the studio is located in the center of an old mortuary, and i thought it would be fitting to post some scary pictures of what the rest of this place looks like. Or at least the basement. This place is very creepy at night, i don't know whether or not you believe in ghosts/spirits/whatever, but late at night when the coffee shop closes upstairs you can hear someone walking around. "o it's just an old building that has creaks and moans" you say. Ya bullshit, it's totally haunted. If you don't believe me fine. Maybe it is just an old building. And maybe this whole time that you've been reading this blog, a ghost from a time long before yours has crept behind you waiting to spill the blood of a non-believer such as yourself.... Scary huh? I know that you for sure turned around, or at least became more aware of your surroundings. Ironic? i think so. think about. Either way, being more aware of the environment around you is a very good asset. It makes you a very good hunter. Like a lion, or a panther. Except a panther is way faster than you. But a cheetah is faster than a panther, and a lion is stronger than a cheetah. So who would win? would the cheetah just run from battle? probably. Either way if you got into a fight with a cheetah, lion, or panther, you'd be totally $#*%&@. So here's some pictures of work time.... and scary time.

i told you, this place is actually really scary.



In the Studio - Day 1

Hello friends. We have moved into the studio this week, which is downstairs at an old mortuary. Fitting. I am very excited, as are the rest of the members. I went out and spent my savings on a bunch of studio equipment..blah blah, and now we will be recording a full length album or two. I am hoping to keep up on this blog thing, and just keep y'all informed on our progress. weeeeeeeee. Anyways, this is the first work day, and we are basically laying down scratch tracks for most of the songs, getting ready for Andrew to lay down some fat beats. I will post some pictures, and we may even do a podcast or two. Sounds fun huh? Well stay tuned, keep in touch, and drive safely. Until next time....



a bio of sorts...or...auto-bio. like automobiles.

symmetry/symmetry became a band in september of 2006. the name "symmetry/symmetry" was the title of a demo track daniel did back during the fall of fofs, he called it, "an experiment with recording equipment and new song ideas, nothing serious." that demo track doesn't appear anywhere in any of symmetry/symmetry's current material.

in september of 2006, symmetry/symmetry formed of three friends; joel uram, daniel jones and andrew quackenbush. the question of a bass player was asked, but never seriously considered. though other friends have shown interest in joining the band to play bass, it never felt right to the three amigos to add a fourth member. there is a chemistry and a uniqueness about the three as they are.

during symmetry/symmetry's first rehearsal in late september of 2006, daniel showed the band a song he had just written, "le fin". and by the end of that rehearsal, the band had its first song. after another handful of rehearsals throughout the next few months on saturday mornings, the band had 5 songs written and show ready. le fin, turn to speak, i am not anemic, if/then & sweet as they may(be). symmetry/symmetry's first live performance was on Friday, November 24th, 2006 in Salem, Oregon.

after that first show, symmetry/symmetry consistently played shows monthly until the summer of 2007. in february of 2007, the band began to self-produce what will become their debut release, "love breaks light ep" - (set to release early fall of 2008) - the band experienced a sort of lull between june and september of 2007, only playing one show during that three month span with rehearsals scant as well. beginning again that september, the band returned to playing live shows monthly (over 20 shows in 9 months). In May of 2008, symmetry/symmetry had a track, "turn to speak", included on the very quality "Stereo Salem" compilation double-disc.

the band plans to play through june and then take a break from live shows during the summer of 2008 and begin working hard on a self-produced full-length album.

symmetry/symmetry is determined to create music passionately. their niche is that the song is attached to an emotion, and that emotion is portrayed through the song. the music itself is what's important. the song is sacred. if a song loses its meaning for a time, the band will not play it.

- June 4th, 2008 -

currently listening to: "Happy Songs for Happy People" by: Mogwai.