Abney Park is a Seattle based band who incoporate the entire steampunk aesthetic into their show, dressing the part and even donning character names and background as crew of the airship Ophelia. Basically like if the crew of Serenity were a band from the steampunk era (which, you know, is a pretty awesome thought).
Aside from the fact that i’m delighted by the amazing fun aspect of this, they’re also really bloody good.
So, “the band’s plane collided with a time-travelling dirigible called the Ophelia – said to have been created by a Dr. Leguminous Calgori (presumably a reference to the 1920 silent film The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari ) – in a freak storm. The band commandeered the vessel, deciding to become airship pirates, and formed a new band from the surviving members of the crash.”
It’s got that full immersion meta concept that was done a bit in the 70s, although their music is definitely modern, with touches of rock, industrial and world. It’s a pretty fresh and fun mix. As far as members, we’ve got, let’s see:
I would LOVE to see these guy live. Their website is fantastically well done and can be found at abneypark.com. It features, vids, music, blogs from most of the members and a stunning design. Seriously.
In any case i leave you with this killer track from their newest album, The End Of Days. Called, uh… The End Of Days.