Harmony Set


Harmony Set was an extremely short lived Screamo band from Boston, Massachesetts, formed in the winter of 2001 that featured Gibby Miller of Panic, The Trouble & MakeOutClub fame. The band recorded four songs of which three went on to a Demo cassette limited to only 17 copies that were given to friends after their first and only show at "Fuck Fest" in New Bedford. The guys showed up wasted, & smashed the ceiliing during the set. They broke up soon after this only show. They were suppost to play a second show at Boston's College of Art  but instead members Gibby & Desmond along with Azy & Jason reformed as Panic instead and were later signed to Bridge 9 and Harmony Set fell into obscurity. Big thanks to Nick Bishop from the blog For All Masters for sending me the last song to the 3 song demo that I was missing. I wish the long lost 4th unreleased song would be found but I doubt that will happen. I really enjoy this stuff and wish they kind of did more...


"They made their dramatic entrance to the community center around 6pm approximately, minutes before their scheduled time-slot. A few of them were wearing fur coats, everyone had on some degree of mascara, eye shadow, lipstick. The kids were a little taken back. No one really knew what to expect at the time. People knew the face and the sleeves and the backstory, but the last thing they heard, musically, was thoroughly streetpunk. The default opening of extended feedback was noteworthy because during this intro the members of the band kissed each other on the lips before launching into their first song. If memory serves me correct (and I can't say this with 100% certainty after nearly 12 years) that first song was "Porcelain." Hear attached. One thing I remember vividly, was the overall "WTF" look on the faces of the kids in the crowd at the time. Besides the 10 or so devotees in the very front, the audience was genuinely perplexed. "The kids like us will be alooooonnneee foreverrrr (together)" in Edgar Allen Poe vocals, turned off more than a couple hardcore for hardcore's sake heads instantly. During the frantic 4th-generation Antioch Arrow derivative riffage that followed that emotional breakdown, Gibby hoisted the mic-stand up in the air and through the ceiling of our community's only all-ages venue. As if things couldn't get any more controversial. The song finished as it rained down debris of chalky particle board. This lovely girl, Katie, who was working the door and doing most of the leg-work to keep the show organized and running smoothly was driven to tears for the 2nd time in as many days. There was a brief pause in the proceedings as the owners of the place were made abreast of the development and for a moment we were certain the show was over "foreverrrrrr!" Of course, the space was packed to capacity like it had never been before in the 3 year history of having shows there. And since money talks, the show went on." - nick

HS was:
Desmond - Bass
Jessee - Drums
Gibby - lead Vocals/Melodica
James - Guitar/Vocals


3 Song Demo
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