Artist bio

Lyonnais started in 2008 as a musical outlet for longtime friends and collaborators Farbod Kokabi and Farzad Moghaddam. Immediately after witnessing a Rhys Chatham performance, the duo realized that they needed to fill a void in Atlanta 'S otherwise vibrant music scene. Practicing wherever they could (often after hours in the offices of Georgia State Universitys radio station), Moghaddam (bass, synth, vox) and Kokabi (guitar, synth, vox) set out to develop their ideas, enlisting additional support from Lee Tesche (guitar, vox) and TJ Blake (drums & percussion) . Capturing Labradfords brooding post rock and Spacemen 3's signature drones, the groups early live experiments were honed while sharing the stage with Deerhunter, Windy & Carl, Growing, Lightning Bolt, and Grouper.