How does one begin to describe the complex and intense flavor of chocolate to someone who has never tasted it before? This same dilemma faces someone trying to describe the music of Seven Head Division to someone who hasn’t heard it. In the March/April 2001 of HM Magazine, it was said of Seven Head Division that “frenetic, pensive song progressions create a hipster artsy vibe.” In August 2001, CCM Magazine called the music of Seven Head Division “thought provoking and ever-imaginative.”|
Seven Head Division is a rock band from Rochester, New York. The band consists of Andy King (d), Brian Moore (v/g), Joel Votaw (b). The three came together in 1999 with a passionate purpose to capture raw energy in music after they lost two members and were downsized from a five-piece to a three-piece.
The band released a song from a demo recorded at Mammoth Studios in 2000 on The Atomic Federation compilation Forgotten Children: Volume One to benefit orphans and street kids in Russia and Romania. The comp featured acts such as Viva Voce, Aaron Sprinkle, Denison Witmer, Luxury, and Poor Old Lu. Seven Head Division then released six songs on a split full length with The World Inside in 2001 on True Tunes Records. The band has also appeared on Me Against The World: The Emo Diaries - Chapter Seven put out by North Carolina’s Deep Elm Records.
Though remaining an independent, Seven Head Division has toured extensively. They have played in most major cities across the U.S. They have played in cities such as Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, New York City, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Louisville, Nashville, Baltimore, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Ft. Worth. They have shared stages with Morella’s Forest, .Rod Laver, My Hotel Year, Poor Old Lu, Tekulvi, Relient K, Joy Electric, Michael Knott, Havalina Rail Co., Fairwell to Fashion, Haymarket Riot, The Exit, Rocking Horse Winner, and other national acts. They have also played at festivals such as the Inside-out Soul Fest in New Hampshire and Cornerstone Music Festival in Illinois with bands P.O.D., Jennifer Knapp, BeanBag, Earthsuit, and many others.