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Disconnection Imminent
Shelby Cinca (vocals/guitar)
Johnathon Ford (bass)
Jason Hamacher (drums)

Decahedron started in 2001 as a project between Jason Hamacher and Shelby Cinca, both formerly of the DC punk band, Frodus. Upon the breakup of Frodus in 1999, the two convened work on musical projects with various collaborators new and old. Nothing came to full fruition for a while, but after some time apart, they reunited again along with longtime Fugazi acquaintance Joe Lally, whom Shelby initially met after recording two albums for DC's Dead Meadow that Joe consequently released on his label, Tolotta Records. The three practiced briefly before Hamacher set off on a three-month trip throughout Europe and Asia. Lally and Cinca wrote and recorded their musical concepts and sent them via email to Hamacher, who listened to the MP3s and responded. After Hamacher's return, the long-distance project was now a band called The Black Sea, and the group released a three-song CDep on Lovitt Records in late 2002. The CDep did well, charting in the CMJ Top 200 despite no tours or shows supporting it. The trio spent eight months of recording intermittently in their home studio in 2003 and finally completed a full-length album, "Disconnection_Imminent." Upon completion of the album, trademark issues forced The Black Sea to change their name to Decahedron. In the time around and after the mixing of "Disconnection_Imminent", Joe Lally resigned as bassist to focus on his family and Jason and Shelby began the search for a new bassist. Without much searching the question was posed to Johnathon Ford of the bands Roadside Monument and Unwed Sailor. He promptly downloaded the tracks, learned Lally's bass lines, and flew to Washington, DC, to practice. "Disconnection_Imminent" is an extension of ideas hinted at in the CDep. With more bravado, the album is kinetic but measured. As an unconscious reaction to overt falsity and the current stream of commerce, Decahedron lashes out to create a political record that lacks neither intelligence nor passion. With a firm lineup, Decahedron, now comprising Cinca, Ford, and Hamacher, plan to play their first shows and tour extensively in support of this new full-length due out in the Spring of 2004.