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OBLIGATORY RESPONSE

OBLIGATORY RESPONSE

Rock / Industrial / Ambient Chicago, IL  US
COWARD
COWARD
IMPASSE
IMPASSE
WRETCHED!
WRETCHED!
GALLEYS!
GALLEYS!
COTTONSEED (acoustic)
COTTONSEED (acoustic)

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COTTONSEED - UNKIND

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  • OBLIGATORY RESPONSE (Artist)
    OBLIGATORY RESPONSE
    An article on us from The Chicago Music Examiner http://www.examiner.com/music-in-chicago/marcus-bailey
  • Penny Jayne Black (Artist)
    Penny Jayne Black
    Back to enjoy 'Wretched' Awesome! xx http://www.facebook.com/pages/Penny-Jayne-Black/356175559371
  • Penny Jayne Black (Artist)
    Penny Jayne Black
    Hey! Enjoying 'Coward' Awesome! xx http://www.facebook.com/pages/Penny-Jayne-Black/356175559371
  • Lunar Dusk (Artist)
    Lunar Dusk
    Hi COTTONSEED, Fantastic sound, blend of styles and rawkin' attitude ya got there my friends, keep up the good work, and my best wishes to you for a truly wonderful 2012! Peace, love & respect, Aerial
  • Goddess  Naive (Artist)
    Goddess Naive
    came by 2show luv n support, please dont forget to return some, n I would luv 2have u as a (FB) friend here is my 2link below :-) http://www.facebook.com/goddesssonaive http://www.facebook.com/pages/Goddess/294277970627493 ~

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Maria Diamantis

Lyricist

Vince Allen

Guitar

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Bio: Obligatory Response (formerly Cottonseed) is a duo consisting of Maria Diamantis and Vince Allen. With wide ranging influences that include Bjork,16 Horsepower,The Doors,Fishbone, Billy Strayhorn and Hendrix. The songs are never preconceived but allowed to build themselves. Starting out as an aco...See Full Bio

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“Obligatory Response (formerly Cottonseed), a band consisting of Vince Allen on lead guitar and Maria Diamantis on vocals and electronic sound, blend synthetic noise, guitar riffs and licks, and contra alto whaling to create rhythmic, heavenly chaos . Their stage presence displays why Vince and Maria not only make a great couple but also a rocking musical duo. Vince, stoic yet comical, is a talented statue behind a guitar wielding rhythms that feed off of the sound patterns emitting from Maria’s amp enriched laptop. The combination of guitar and synthesized vibrations convert Maria into a possessed whaling siren beckoning patrons towards the stage to watch as she expresses herself through melodious lamentations and physical gyrations. Obligatory Response is a yin and yang in rock and roll, a great force, free to experiment with sound at their discretion and provide audiences with the results.”

— Marcus Bailey, Chicago Music Examiner

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  • Video Plays 185
  • Total Fans 560
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  • Facebook Likes 220
  • Twitter Followers 92
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