Periodic Table of
Hallorann's first release "The Periodic Table Of" was 15 years in the making. In 1995, the band's two members, Eric Krueger and Mike Allen, helped break ground on a different band, Sunday Flood. In the years to follow, the four-piece, Appleton, WI-based rock outfit made records and toured throughout the Midwest. Meanwhile, during Flood's down time and lineup changes, another band took shape. In Hallorann, the duo brings about a stripped down version of (the still alive and well) Sunday Flood. The band's debut e.p., "The Periodic Table Of," conjures seven sincere acoustic renderings that are equal parts melodic and jagged. Be it the murky distortion lurking beneath the soft strumming in "The Elements," the flecks of honest emotion Krueger's voice sprinkles atop songs like "Madison Drives," or the ambient guitar work Allen employs throughout - it's elementary for listeners to regard "The Periodic Table Of" as more than just two guys killing time in a side band. It's science.