Who is Missile Command, one may ask? If the first thing you think about is that really awesome game
from the eighties, you're only half right. They are awesome, but they are not to be confused with a
mere 8 bit Atari creation. Oh, no... Missile Command in its newest incarnation is much more fun than
you could have in your mom's basement.
Missile Command consists of two core members, Andrew Lent and Jim Maynard, who
hail from a plethora of musical influences. This synth based outfit got its start in 2003 with the
idea of creating a new voice in the oft underrated electronic music scene. Starting slowly to
ensure that they could work well together, they began by lending their production and remixing
talents to other local artists. Finding that the partnership was to their satisfaction, they went
about creating music with the idea that boundaries would only be observed when they went beyond the
realm of what sounds good. By adding the talents of several local vocalists, Adam
Boose, Dawn Mitchell, and Lori Rogers, they rounded out what is now Missile Command.
Missile Command began playing out in 2004 to a wide variety of audiences with good response. Through
the winter of 2005, their infinitely entertaining stage shows and reliably good music made fans
wherever they played. In their downtime, they began recording their demo "Machines Should Think".
Ranging from the cynically pop sound of Slip And Scream, the operatic ambience of FTS Beta 9, the
decidedly aggressively tongue-in-cheek power electronics of I Know You, to the apocalyptic joyride
of Push the Button, "Machines Should Think" embodies the hard to define sound of Missile Command.
The music is grounded in the broad genre of "electronic", but each song embodies it's own distinct
sound and feel while maintaining the band's overall atmosphere. Even though each tune sounds
different, you know that it's a Missile Command song.
As the future comes rolling towards us, and the ideas of entertainment and technology get more and
more blurred, innovation is the only way to avoid stagnation. Missile Command understands this, and
continues to move forward into the future, taking it's members and fans along with it. So strap on
some headphones and prepare to break all the barriers. Missile Command is ready for launch!