Coming Soon are an English-language indie folk-rock band from France that generated some buzz in the international underground music scene with their full-length album debut in 2008. Formed in 2005 in Annecy, RhÃ´ne-Alpes, France, the band is comprised of Howard Hugues (aka Howard Hughes; vocals), Ben Lupus (guitar, vocals), Leo Bear Creek (drums), Billy Jet Pilot (bass), Alex Banjo (banjo, ukulele, guitar), Mary SalomÃ© (clarinet, xylophone, vocals), and Caroline Van Pelt (keyboards, vocals). Around the time Coming Soon were initially taking shape and adding to their roster, some of the original bandmembers, in particular then 11-year-old Leo Bear Creek, were involved in Antsy Pants, an anti-folk side project led by former Moldy Peaches singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson that convened in Annecy in 2005. The recording sessions resulted in an eponymous full-length album originally released in 2006 on the American independent label Plan-It-X and later reissued in 2007 on the British independent label Smoking Gun Records. A couple songs from the album, "Tree Hugger" and "Vampire," would later be featured prominently in the Academy Award-winning film Juno (2007) and, more notably, on the commercially released accompanying soundtrack. Meanwhile, Coming Soon had signed a recording contract with the well-regarded Parisian indie label Kitchen Music and proceeded to make their label debut with The Escort (2007), a four-track EP. The band's full-length album debut, New Grids (2008), followed a year later and proved relatively popular for an independent release, reaching number 151 on the French albums chart. A promotional video was filmed for the single "Howard's Mood," and the album was written up in a number of British publications such as Q and NME. In 2009 bandmember Howard Hugues made his full-length solo album debut with O Make Me a Mask (2009) on Kitchen Music. ~ Jason BirchmeierPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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