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Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Years Active: 1990 - present
Genres: Post-rock, Indie Rock, Experimental, Jazz, Electronica

Tortoise is an American post-rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1990. Tortoise's almost entirely instrumental music defies easy categorization. Tortoise was among the first American indie rock bands to incorporate styles closer to Krautrock, dub, minimalism, electronica and various jazz styles, rather than the standard rock and roll and punk that had dominated indie rock for years. The members have roots in Chicago's eclectic music scene, playing in various indie rock and punk groups. Other groups related to members of Tortoise include The Sea and Cake, Brokeback, Slint, Isotope 217, Chicago Odense Ensemble and the Chicago Underground Duo. Tortoise is signed to and records on the Thri... Continue Bio >>

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