Good Weather For An Airstrike + Signal Hill
Signal Hill emerged in the fall of 2004 with Tim Cooper (drums) and Dave Masters (guitar), having originally met in Phoenix on unrelated business. Soon after, they both met with Rishi Arora (guitar) and Brian Vasallo (bass) in Signal Hill, California. The band cites that through their shared experiences and appreciation for musical influences such as indie rock, instrumental/post-rock, electronic music, and jazz, they were able to quickly connect with one another and began making music shortly thereafter. The band records its albums in Signal Hill, California, at The Compound Studio.
In 2010, Masters and Arora relocated to New York City. Despite the geographical separation, they were able to continue collaboration on song-writing from each coast. They have played shows with bands such as All India Radio, This Will Destroy You, Balmorhea, Beware of Safety, and Caspian, as well as having toured the west and east coasts of the United States and play shows in Melbourne and Sydney in support of their debut album, More After We’re Gone.
Good Weather for an Airstrike:
The Good Weather for an Airstrike project was initially conceived at the beginning of 2009 to help UK based Tom Honey alleviate the symptoms of tinnitus, which caused a ringing sensation in the ear and resulted in difficulty sleeping. The concept was to create a collection of relaxing sounds which would help induce sleep. GWFAA’s work draws on all of his musical influences and presents itself as a rich tapestry of lulling drones that hints at a diluted form of post-rock.
From humble beginnings GWFAA’s music has been streamed over 25 million times on Spotify as well as being played multiple times on BBC Introducing. GWFAA is also a featured artist on the sleep, meditation and relaxation app ‘Calm’ (Apple’s App of the year 2017 + Google Play Editors Choice 2018).