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About Geographer

San Francisco, CA

Geographer voted one of "Three Undiscovered Bands You Need to Hear Now" -


"...dazzling..." -Clicky Clicky 

“... Deni’s voice, soothing and versatile, might remind some rock audiences of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke on muscle relaxers...” “...a celestial experience from start to finish...” -Lumino Magazine

“ otherworldly energy...” -Static MultiMedia "...infectious and smooth as silk...” -The Deli SF 

"...addictive..."   -The Bay Bridged

“...pois[es] the band in the greater indie rock pantheon...colorful vocal eloquence...demonstrates lyrical competence unfound in many of today’s artists...” -PERFOMER

"...tight...catchy...cathartic..." -The Owl Mag

ADDITIONAL PRESS: "...some of the best pop this city has to offer..." -The Bay Bridged 

"...flawless sound...utterly beautiful." "...impressively intricate and captivating..." "...easily stole the show..." -PERFORMER

"...Simple, sweet melodies..." -SF Chronicle Geographer on NPR!

"...not only a collection of skilled musicians and cohesive instrumentation, but music that [is] provoking and intelligent with lyrics to match. Like a mix of Arcade Fire and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah...the band’s set left many audience members gaping and whispering in awe..." -PERFORMER 

“...Geographer finds a way to create a style of music that can make you dance, contemplate or do both at the same time...” -Static Multimedia

BIO: After the unexpected deaths of his sister and father, Geographer founder Michael Deni left his hometown in New Jersey for San Francisco. He spent the next several months with his guitar and a synthesizer he found on the street, turning the tragedy that drove him from home into songs rich with emotion and lush melodies. After the additions of cellist Nathan Blaz (previously in St. Vincent, on Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty label) and drummer Brian Ostreicher, Geographer spent the next year playing clubs around the Bay Area, crafting their songs into the driving, heart-pounding epics that make up Innocent Ghosts. Deni's angelic vocals soar above thumping dance tunes with highs and lows that are simple and beautiful in their delivery. After a packed album release party at San Francisco’s landmark Cafe du Nord that included members of Bright Eyes, and the privilege of being voted one of three “Undiscovered Bands You Need To Hear Now” by SPIN magazine, Geographer is poised on the brink of becoming one of the most exciting newcomers in Indie music.


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