A lot of people ask us about the name Fecking Bahamas, and also the podcast name ‘Room Temperature Suite’. Pundits of classic 90’s math rock will be quick to point out that these are references to the eminent math rock act Don Caballero.
In this very special Focus feature, we present to you the first article on the internet devoted specifically to the history of the genre of math rock. In this first instalment we trace the first elements of math rock stemming somewhere between hardcore punk in Los Angeles, and No Wave in New York.
In this feature we present 15 classic 'mathematical' bands that we think are deserving of your humble attention. We travel back as far as the late 1980's to dig out some of the hidden gems, and the bleedingly obvious ones. Also be sure to check out the accompanying playlist on our Youtube channel.