The seeds of Indie Rock crew Near Earth Objects were planted when singer/guitarist Devin Clarke and bassist/keyboardist Leland Davis got together to jam while in high school (they’d been friends since middle school). A few years later, they decided to get more serious about starting a group, landing Richard Inman to play drums and taking on the name
Near Earth Objects. The trio took its time developing material and chemistry before making
its live debut in late 2013.
Last summer, Near Earth Objects released its first recorded effort with the four-song EP
Situational Awareness, which showcased the group’s progressive, occasionally psychedelic
style, marked by an engaging stream-of-consciousness fluidity. The band’s imaginative
arrangements were on full display on the EP’s opening epic “Introduction to Feeling Something,”
as well as the closer “Serotonin Drift,” which sounds like David Bowie and Pink Floyd
writing a winding Math Rock/Post Rock ballad for Secret Machines.
More recently, Near Earth Objects added a fourth member — Daniel Walton — to provide
cello for the band as it continues work on its first full-length. On the great album track “My
Mind,” Walton’s presence is felt in the billowing, sophisticated atmospherics he adds to
the proceedings, a perfect compliment to the group’s expansive sound.
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Groovy Indie Rock based in Cincinnati, OH