The Undertow Orchestra

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The Undertow Orchestra
Background information
Years active 2006 (2006)–2006 (2006)
Labels Undertow Music
Associated acts American Music Club
Pedro The Lion
Past members Mark Eitzel
Will Johnson
David Bazan
Vic Chesnutt

The Undertow Orchestra was an indie rock "supergroup" organized by Bob Andrews of Undertow Music Collective. The band existed only as a touring ensemble and consisted of "four of today’s most under the radar, yet prolific singer-songwriters,"[1] David Bazan (of Pedro the Lion and Headphones), Mark Eitzel (of American Music Club), Will Johnson (of Centro-Matic), and Vic Chesnutt.[2][3] Each band member took turns on stage playing his own songs, as the other members acted as his backing band.[4][5]


  1. Glide Magazine Features - The Undertow Orchestra:
  2. Gendron, Bob (February 17, 2006). "Undertow's haunting, daunting folk flood", Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
  3. Milano, Brett (February 16, 2006). "Music review: Undertow pulls alt-rock mavericks into solid group", Boston Herald, p. 49.
  4. Undertow Orchestra | drupal
  5. Chicagoist: Getting Pulled By The Undertow Orchestra