- I Am the World Trade Center
Infobox musical artist
Name = I Am The World Trade Center
Background = group_or_band
Athens, Georgia, United States
Years_active = 1999—present
Kindercore Records/ Gammon Records
URL = [http://www.iamtheworldtradecenter.com/ www.iamtheworldtradecenter.com]
Daniel Geller Amy Dykes
I Am The World Trade Center is a
synth-popduo consisting of musician Daniel Geller(co-founder of Kindercore Records) and vocalist Amy Dykes. Geller creates almost all of the music using his laptop, occasionally using drum machines, keyboards, or other instruments.
Daniel Gellerco-founded Kindercore Recordswith Ryan Lewisin 1996in Athens, Georgia. Lewis, Geller, and Dykes soon moved to New York City, and Geller and Dykes began dating in 1997. When Geller asked Dykes to provide the vocals for an instrumental track he had written, they considered starting a band. With encouragement from Lewis, they played a live performance in Austin, Texasat the 2000 South by Southwest Festival.
Geller and Dykes had decided on the name in
1999while living in New York City. The band's debut album, "Out of the Loop", was released in 2001on the Kindercore label and according to a 2002interview with The Stanford Daily, the band's name represented the dynamic of the duo's relationship: "The two towers, equal and independent, together made up one entity and came to represent the relationship that Geller and Dykes forged professionally and personally." " The Tight Connection", IATWTC's second album was also released on Kindercore in 2002. After Kindercore folded, their third album, " The Cover Up", was released on Gammon Records. Dykes and Geller were no longer involved romantically by that time, but they continue to collaborate professionally.
September 11, 2001 attackson the World Trade Center, I Am the World Trade Center faced some media attention by critics who assumed that the band was capitalizing on the tragedy.Fact|date=March 2008 (Coincidentally, the 11th track on their first album is called "September.") They toured briefly under the shortened name "I Am the World...", but soon resumed playing under their original name.
2004, Dykes was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Dykes has undergone chemotherapyand has faced several complications, but her cancer went into remissionin late 2004. I Am the World Trade Center began touring again in March 2005.
*"Out of the Loop" - (2001 ·
The Tight Connection" (2002 · Kindercore Records)
The Cover Up" (2004 · Gammon Records)
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/I+Am+The+World+Trade+Center "I Am the World Trade Center"] . Retrieved May 10, 2005.
* Sands, Ryan (Nov. 15, 2002). [http://daily.stanford.org/tempo?page=content&id=9540&repository=0001_article "I Am the World Trade Center interview"] . "The Stanford Daily". Retrieved May 10, 2005.
* [http://www.iamtheworldtradecenter.com/ I Am the World Trade Center Official Website]
* [http://www.last.fm/music/I+Am+the+World+Trade+Center I Am the World Trade Center] at
* [http://www.myspace.com/iamtheworldtradecenter I Am the World Trade Center] at
* [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/083e6209-4b8e-4f6d-9712-296ad436a4ad.html I Am the World Trade Center] at
* [http://www.timmcmahan.com/iatwtc.htm Lazy-i Interview: October 2003]
* [http://www.cmykyle.com/clips.php?id=69 Interview from Punk Planet 64] (2004)
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