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As led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Hull, the maturity of Manchester Orchestra's songwriting belied the fact that the bandmembers were barely legal when their group sprung into existence. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the indie rock outfit grew out of songs that Hull had begun writing while attending high school. Encouraged by positive response, he opted for home schooling during his senior year, which afforded him enough time to compose and record in the studio. Friends began collaborating with him over time, and Manchester Orchestra soon solidified into a trio comprising Hull, bassist Jonathan Corley, and drummer Jeremiah Edmond. Hull's songwriting noticeably progressed with the addition of his friends, and the band courted its first fans with an EP release. You Brainstorm, I Brainstorm, But Brilliance Needs a Good Editor thus appeared in 2005 through the band's own label, Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. With the EP out, Manchester Orchestra began playing shows around the Southeast and added keyboardist Chris Freeman to the mix. Buzz about the band's music began creating a stir beyond the Atlanta city limits, and the guys were invited to play slots at the South by Southwest and Lollapalooza festivals in 2006 before beginning to work on their full-length album that summer. The resulting I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child was issued by the year's end, offering up a poignant collection of memorable hooks and thoughtful narratives that showcased a similar style to acts like the Weakerthans and Death Cab for Cutie. Eventually, studio intern turned guitarist Robert McDowell joined the lineup permanently, and as a steady buzz continued to grow -- especially on Internet blogs -- Manchester Orchestra snagged an opening spot on Brand New's largely sold-out tour in spring 2007. The increased exposure caught the interest of Canvasback Recordings, which reissued the band's debut album that summer. A second EP, Let My Pride Be What's Left Behind, followed in October 2008, and the band remained in the studio during the subsequent months to perfect its sophomore album. Released in 2009, Mean Everything to Nothing found the band working alongside producer Joe Chiccarelli, famous for his work with the Shins and My Morning Jacket. In 2011, the band released its third full-length studio album, Simple Math, a concept album built around Hull's life story. In 2014, Manchester Orchestra delivered a fourth album, the heavy, post-hardcore-infused Cope. That same year, the band returned with Hope, a companion piece to Cope, featuring reworked, largely acoustic versions of all the album's songs. ~ Corey Apar
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Albums by
Manchester Orchestra

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    11 songs

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    Hope

    10 songs

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    Simple Math

    11 songs

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    Mean Everything to Nothing

    11 songs

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    I'm Like A Virgin Losing A Child

    5 songs

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    Let My Pride Be What's Left Behind

    11 songs

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    Cope

    13 songs

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    Cope [Deluxe Version]

    1 song

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    Architect

    2 songs

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    I Could Be The Only One

    1 song

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    I've Got Friends (Album Version)

    1 song

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    April Fool

    1 song

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    Simple Math (Album Version)

    3 songs

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    Wolves At Night

    3 songs

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    Our Vinyl Sessions: Cumberland Caverns

    1 song

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    Every Stone

    1 song

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    Top Notch

    5 songs

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    You Brainstorm, I Brainstorm, But Brilliance Needs a Good Editor

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    iTunes Live from SoHo


Top Songs by
Manchester Orchestra

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Simple Math
  3.   I've Got Friends
  4.   April Fool
  5.   Shake It Out
  6.   Wolves At Night
  7.   Pensacola
  8.   Virgin
  9.   Leave It Alone
  10.   Mighty
  11.   Architect by Frightened Rabbit
  12.   Top Notch
  13.   Apprehension
  14.   In My Teeth
  15.   Pale Black Eye
  16.   Deer
  17.   Everything To Nothing
  18.   Leaky Breaks
  19.   When We Were Trees
  20.   After the Scripture
  21.   Cope
  22.   I Can Feel A Hot One
  23.   Colly Strings
  24.   I Can Barely Breathe
  25.   The River
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    Alternative Deep Dive

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    Take A Hike

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    Alternative Chill


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