The Ciphers are a relatively new trio from St. Louis, an amalgam of local musicians with a long history of playing in bands from South City (ex Airport Elementary School, Bloodletters, Birdleg etc…) Although The Ciphers clearly hold dissonance in the highest of regard, there is the always present melody woven into the core (even if buried underneath layers of sludge).
At times, there is a hint of math rock coupled with Football stadium type marching band rhythms. They even have a song called Ditka vs the NFL, an homage to the hysterical SNL skit celebrating Mike Ditka (Chicago Bulls Football coach) versus the most unlikely of odds, always victorious over all things massive and super natural…. King Kong vs. Godzilla....winner? Ditka.