Christian Cate: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Brian Strauss: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Angus Garcia: Bass guitar, Vocals | Indigo Machado: Drums

Genre: Rock

RIYL: Boris, Codeine, Jawbreaker, Ride

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Inception: Chula Vista, 2015

Ex-Band Members: Julio Machado, undetermined

Influences: Ride, Cocteau Twins, the Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Kill Hannah, Lush, Maps, Ringo Deathstarr, Boris, Sleep, Codeine, Jawbreaker, Slowdive


Based in Chula Vista, shoegaze outfit Of Ennui that at one time featured Christian Cate, Brian Strauss, and Julio Machado. They released their debut EP All Things Bad & Mean in September 2016.

A five-song EP called Tone Poems was digitally released via SpiceyBoi in 2018 (followed by CD and vinyl editions), signaling a lineup change with Julio Machado out and new members Angus Garcia (bass, vocals) and Indigo Machado (drums).

The album artwork and vinyl packaging were designed by Strauss. "The term Tone Poems is an orchestral composition that flows as a continuous movement, meant to convey narrative progression through dynamic, sweeping, melodic changes," he says. "We chose the title to compliment the complexity and rhythmic nuances of our songs, as well as to highlight their poignant lyrical content."



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