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The For Carnation are a post-rock band from Louisville, Kentucky who formed in 1994. The band was formed by Brian McMahan, who is the only constant group member. McMahan's previous band Slint hinted at the distinctive sound and sombre aesthetic he would create in the For Carnation. To date they have released an EP and two albums: Fight Songs (Matador Records, 1995), Marshmallows (Matador, 1996), and The For Carnation (Touch and Go Records, 2000). Fight Songs and Marshmallows were compiled into one record, Promised Works, and released by Runt in 1997. Promised Works was re-released by Touch and Go Records in 2007. The band has included Doug McCombs and Johnny "Machine" Herndon of Tortoise, Todd Cook (Shipping News) as well as Britt Walford and David Pajo of Slint.
The For Carnation are on for TONIGHT (12/17), when the team up with Mountains at Knitting Factory. Tickets are still available. The band recently played a show at ATP's 10th anniversary, as well as a prior warm up show in their native Louisville. No word on if Dave Pajo will he in the house for the show, like he was for ATP.

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Comments (19)

Fuck! How did I miss that this was happening?!

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 4:46 PM

rodan, june of 44, the for carnation...except for tortoise, these bands just never did a thing for me.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 5:25 PM

..thanks for sharing

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 5:36 PM

Mountains Mountains Mountains

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 6:01 PM

4:46, i guess spyro gyra did a thing for you, too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 6:58 PM

papa m is playing in LA tonight, so... I don't think he'll be there.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 7:46 PM

the for carnation album is the most amazing album

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 8:44 PM

Rodan "Rusty" is a great fucking album.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 9:48 PM

Fight Songs (Matador Records, 1995)---I like it.

Posted by flv to avi converter | December 17, 2009 9:57 PM

The band was Todd Cook (Shipping News Dead Child etc), Tim Barnes, Ben Vida (Bird Show, Soft Circle, Singer) and a keyboard player I didn't know. If you weren't there you missed a pretty great show.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2009 12:03 AM

i think that was the same band lineup as ATP - don't recall Pajo playing with them (though he did play as Papa M and appeared for some of YYYs)

Posted by pee | December 18, 2009 6:48 AM

terrific show.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2009 8:25 AM

Man, next thing you know the Lynnfield Pioneers will be playing again.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2009 9:30 AM

I have heard of “The For Carnation” before. They are post rock band from Louisville, Kentucky. Theu were formed in 1994. Brian Mc Mahan, who is the only constant member started it. His previous band Slint hinted at the distinctive sound and somber aesthetic he ten would do on The For Carnation. Until now they have released an EP and two albums. “Fightsongs” which was released on 1995 by Matador Records and Marshmallows which was released on 1996 by Matador were those two. The For Carnation was released on 2000 by Touch and Go Records. Fightsongs and Marshmallows were then later compiled into one record, Promised works and was released by Runt in 1997. Later promised works was re-released by Touch and Go records. The Band has Doug Mc Combs and Johnny “Machine” herndon of Tortoise Todd Cook , Britt Walford and David Pajo of Slint.

Posted by Colts Tickets | February 9, 2010 5:11 AM

The band has included Doug McCombs and Johnny "Machine" Herndon of Tortoise, Todd Cook (Shipping News) as well as Britt Walford and David Pajo of Slint.

Posted by Enzyte | March 2, 2010 4:39 PM

june of 44, the for carnation...except for tortoise, these bands just never did a thing

Posted by designer clothes | March 14, 2010 3:06 PM

I guess she hates the Red Sox too!

Let's hope the Yanks clinch it today...

Posted by ben 10 | May 20, 2010 11:15 AM

A lot of their fans are so happy knowing that their back! I really like to see them perform live on stage.

Posted by homeserve | May 27, 2010 6:22 AM

They are an awesome group, not much famous but they are good...really good!

Posted by EFT | July 22, 2010 12:03 PM

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