Delivering melodically haunting, rhythmically compelling, song-oriented rock, Trances Arc creates a long-overdue niche in the American popular music landscape. More polished than the numerous neo-punk, garage bands that have emerged in recent years, Trances Arc nonetheless possesses a raw energy and attitude that perfectly compliments it's sophisticated yet angular sound. The band's massive unreleased catalog, coupled with it's undeniably mesmerizing stage presence, establishes the foundation for a healthy stake in rock n' roll real estate. Raised in and nourished by the legendary Athens, Georgia music scene, the band was formed when singer/songwriter Eric Toledo assembled childhood friends Brad Hagen (percussion), Greg Cavinder (bass), and Ben Allen (guitar) for a 13 song recording session in 1998. Allen, incidentally, had to be coaxed into abandoning a successful hip-hop production career in New York City where he worked for Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs at Bad Boy Records. The first collection of songs, colloquially known as the Under the Couch Sessions, are now recognized as the humble beginnings of the band called Trances Arc. These first crude recordings established an instant fan-base in Athens, and as the popularity of the Under the Couch Sessions spread to Atlanta, the nascent band followed, increasingly playing small clubs in the Southeast. Blue Maze, an independent Atlanta-based label, soon signed Trances Arc, and the band recorded it's first full-length album featuring many songs on the Under the Couch Sessions. Michael Dorio, an established and energetic guitarist from Atlanta, was summoned to help with the recording and has remained a permanent fixture in the band. Since the 2001 release of their first record, Color TV Influential, Trances Arc has become one of the most dominant and credible features on the southeastern rock scene. Trances Arc continues to captivate audiences with it's kinetic live act, which is regularly embraced by venues like the 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA), the Cotton Club (Atlanta, GA). Additionally, the band enjoys regular airplay on Atlanta radio stations 99X, 96Rock and Album 88.5, as well as 107Q (Columbus, GA). Trances Arc now strives to expand it's solid and loyal fan-base beyond the Southeast. Coming off a year long writing hiatus, Trances Arc is touring regionally and actively promoting their latest unofficial release, the Save the World EP. 'Career-making new recordings' (Steve Sidman - Greenberg/Traurig), garnished with 'lush arrangements, unique, [and] heartfelt lyrics' (Atlanta Music Guide), the Save the World EP reflects the band's own brand of 'moody, adrenaline-pumping rock n' roll' (Entertaining U) and 'Americana Flair' (Demo Diaries). Equally inspired by the works of Jeff Buckley and Radiohead as by the Rolling Stones and the Clash, Trances Arc produces a unique sound that is both catchy and stirring. The group is planning a full-length release in 2005 and hopes that you'll take a moment to listen.