Tammany Hall Machine began in 2003 as a recording project in a dusty garage in Buda, Texas, and has since grown into one of the most exciting live bands currently inhabiting the Austin music scene. Playing expertly-crafted 60's-influenced pop with a mid-90's noise-rock sensibility, the band has gained a loyal following and has earned a stellar reputation for both it's originality and it's raucous live shows. The original lineup included singer-pianist Joel Mullins, guitarist Geoff Dupree, bassist Mick Southerland, and drummer Jonathan Kollar. The band released it's self-titled debut album in December 2004, and although the record received rave reviews from a variety of local and national publications, it was only after the addition of multi-instrumentalist Nick Warrenchuk that same month that the band really began to find itself. In 2006, Tammany Hall Machine was recognized by readers of the Austin Chronicle as one of the best new bands in Austin, and in April, they toured the Midwest, playing a series of highly-successful shows, including an appearance at the International Pop Overthrow Festival in Chicago, Illinois. Tammany Hall Machine's new album, Amateur Saw, was recorded by ex-Halley drummer Scott Oliphant and was mixed by Erik Wofford.