Manchester Orchestra is an indie rock band from Atlanta, Georgia that formed in 2005. They are currently signed to Favorite Gentlemen Recordings.
Manchester Orchestra originated in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. During vocalist Andy Hull’s junior year in high school, his talent as a songwriter was garnering the attention of fans and industry types alike. Hull opted to be home schooled his senior year of high school, so he could focus on writing and recording an album.
Early in their career, the band recorded an album entitled Nobody Sings Anymore; however, it was never released due to the shift in the band´s musical direction and personal changes undergone following its recording. The band stated that "the band that made the record was different to the band now." Although, it may be released at some point in the future. Some of the tracks written for the album were instead released on You Brainstorm, I Brainstorm, but Brilliance Needs a Good Editor.
Following the EP, Manchester Orchestra recorded and released their debut album "I´m Like a Virgin Losing a Child". This album gained the attention of the music industry, and eventually led to their signing with Canvasback. The album was released nationwide July 27, 2007. The band worked in the studio recording their second EP, "Let My Pride Be What´s Left Behind", with producer Dan Hannon and engineer Brad Fisher. It was released October 7, 2008.
In early September the band reported on their Myspace blog that they had begun recording their second LP entitled "Mean Everything to Nothing" with producer Joe Chicarrelli (The Shins, My Morning Jacket) It is tentatively slated for an early 2009 release.