Holy Sons

Emil Amos

Also known as Holysons
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.holysons.com, http://www.myspace.com/holysons, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Holy-Sons/25974340521, http://www.youtube.com/user/GoodHermeticTimes/videos, http://vimeo.com/user370387/videos, http://www.last.fm/music/Holy+Sons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Sons_(band), http://pamlicosoundmailorder.org/index.html, http://holysons.bandcamp.com/, http://pamlicosoundmailorder.org/forum/index.php

Discography of Holy Sons:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 My Only Warm Coals 12 Audio 2005-09-00 Morc Records
2 Decline Of The West 12 Audio 2006-04-02 ABC Group Documentation
3 Holy Sons / Dolorean 3 Audio 2004
4 Lost Decade 12 Audio 2000-01-00 Pamlico Sound
5 Staying True To The Ascetic Roots 10 Audio 2002-05-00 Pamlico Sound
6 Enter The Uninhabitable 16 Audio 2002-10-00 Red 76 Records
7 I Want To Live A Peaceful Life 13 Audio 2003 FILMguerrero
8 Decline Of The West 15 Audio 2008 Partisan Records
9 Drifter's Sympathy 8 Audio 2009-04-00 Important Records (2)
10 Survivalist Tales! 11 Audio 2010 Partisan Records
11 Survivalist Tales! 11 Audio 2010 Partisan Records
12 Survivalist Tales! 11 Audio 2010-10-12 Partisan Records
13 My Only Warm Coals 19 Audio 2013-04-29 Important Records (2)
14 Lost Decade II 14 Audio 2014-05-06 Chrome Peeler Records
15 The Fact Facer 11 Audio 2014-09-23 Thrill Jockey
16 The Fact Facer 11 Audio 2014-09-23 Thrill Jockey
17 The Fact Facer 11 Audio 2014-09-23 Thrill Jockey

Holy Sons started around 1992 after Emil Amos' previous hardcore band broke up and he started recording songs on his four-track alone. Several eras of recordings were put to tape in hermetic therapy sessions and in that time HolySons recorded at least 1000 songs. However, only a few dozen appeared in the form of a release, and only a couple of shows were played for reasons that have still not been fully explained.

Since moving to Portland, OR in 1999 Emil has cut down his output a bit and focused in on the details of each song's sonics. He also started doing shows on a more regular basis with different backing bands, bringing him on stage with the likes of Will Oldham, J Mascis, Smog, Daniel Johnston, Sir Richard Bishop, Quasi, Six Organs of Admittance, Devendra Banhart, Califone, Eric Gaffney, Mark Kozelek and many others.

In 2000, he formed a second band called [a251435]. When Grails toured in Europe late 2004, Holy Sons opened most of the shows. After that tour, Emil spent a lot of time going through his archives trying to make sense of piles of tapes.

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