"Broken Mirrors in the Mud"
"In The Direction of Yes"
The Selmanaires are an American Indie electronic band from Atlanta, Georgia.
Influenced by the sounds of myriad cultures and eras, The Selmanaires play a musical collage that dances the border between tradition and experiment. Formed in 2003 on Selman Street, Atlanta, Georgia, by Herb Harris, Jason Harris, and Tommy Chung, the group expanded to a four piece, first with Mathis Hunter on guitar and percussion, and in 2008 Mario Schambon on percussion. Their dynamic is based on a mutual love of the hypnotic sounds of Can and Kraftwerk, Brazilian Bossa Nova and Tropicalia, and '60s pop from all around the globe. The Selmanaires first show was in 2003 at a house party in Atlanta. After a few years of building a local following, they began touring the country in 2006. In 2007, The Selmanaires embarked on a national tour with hometown friends The Black Lips. On a recent national tour with Broadcast and Atlas Sound in October/November 2009, they pulled double duty, performing both as The Selmanaires and also as backing band for Bradford Cox as Atlas Sound. They continue to tour and have also performed shows with Wire, Pylon, Deerhunter, Here We Go Magic, Tussle, and The Ettes.