Death Vessel

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Born in Berlin, Germany and raised in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thibodeau moved to Boston, Massachusetts as a teenager and later to Providence, Rhode Island. While in Providence he founded the band String Builder with his brother Alec and by early 2003 was playing as part of a duo with Erik Carlson, of Area C (formerly of the Purple Ivy Shadows), who he had met while living in Boston. Thibodeau and Carlson worked closely on the songs that would make up the band's first album, and performed together frequently during this period. A friend from his hometown, Micah Blue Smaldone, formerly of the Pinkerton Thugs and Out Cold also played with Thibodeau at this time and the two have toured as a duo as well. With Carlson (who co-wrote the song "Deep In the Horchata"), Smaldone, and Pete Donnelly (of The Figgs), plus a handful of other notable talented musicians, Thibodeau began recording what would become Death Vessel's 2005 debut, Stay Close.*In late 2004 Thibodeau moved to Brooklyn, NY where he spent much of his time performing and writing when not touring the United States and Canada as a solo musician. Eventually, he resettled in Rhode Island during the early months of 2007.Stay Close, was widely heralded for its solid songwriting, its musical ingenuity and for the unique quality of Thibodeau's crooning. His soprano register is exceptionally high for a male and even pre-pubescent sounding.*The release of Death Vessel's second album is slated for late August, 2008 on Sub Pop Records.*excerpted from