Wiping out Thousands

Wiping out Thousands derives it’s name from the Alvin Toffler novel Future Shock. Like a tidal wave consuming a densely-populated island of sentient robots, Wiping out Thousands’ brand of electro - equal parts abrasive and gorgeous - reaches out from their home base of Minneapolis to the far corners of the grimy neon futurescape of tomorrow. Wiping out Thousands started as the brain-child of Taylor Nelson (of The New Monarchs), Alaine Dickman, and Adam Tucker (of Signaturetone Recording). After compiling a number of demos, Taylor and Alaine broke off to continue things on their own.

In the early winter months of 2012, Wiping out Thousands won over the Twin Cities music scene all by quietly releasing their attention grabbing and much buzzed about self-released EP entitled Reaction Machine. The EP was recorded under their own supervision, not even utilizing studio space, making it more of a home-brew project. The production duo made up of Alaine Dickman and Taylor Nelson, decided to not only put a new level of detail into their vision, but to flourish in musical partnership releasing their debut full-length album entitled This Came First.

Wiping out Thousands wanted to narrow in on their production and song craft with a more focused, straight forward collection of songs, with higher level of detail and thought. And that's exactly what the Minneapolis/St. Paul electroclash duo did on This Came First. Both Dickman and Nelson go on to say, “We worked a lot closer in putting songs together on this new album. We combed it over to make sure its what we want out there.” Previous releases were a big test for the duo in seeing how they could work together and what they could create. This Came First is definitely a more precise execution of their creativity. Dickman and Nelson worked along with engineer Adam Tucker of Signaturetone Recording on initial production of the album, while the duo handled all electronic production themselves.

This Came First was self-released by Wiping out Thousands on 10/23/2012, and is available for FREE digital download via the artists main website and Bandcamp page. The duo states, “We believe in giving our music away for free. It's not a product, it's our art. And we don't like the idea of putting up a pay wall between us and any potential new listeners. Reaction Machine was free, and the new album will be available for free as well.” The debut, 8 song album, is also available on ITunes, Amazon, and streaming on Spotify.

Past Shows


Nov
27
th
2013
7th St Entry
Nov
27
th
2013
7th St Entry

the Cloak Ox

with Greg Grease, Wiping out Thousands and Brute Heart
Sep
14
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
Sep
14
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

Porcelain Raft

with Wiping out Thousands and Max Jury
Jun
12
th
2013
7th St Entry
Jun
12
th
2013
7th St Entry

Big Black Delta

Radio K presents BIG BLACK DELTA
with Wiping out Thousands
Mar
24
th
2013
7th St Entry
Mar
24
th
2013
7th St Entry

Wiping out Thousands

with Father You See Queen and BLACKSTONE RANGERS
Jan
11
th
2013
Mainroom
Nov
2
nd
2012
7th St Entry
Nov
2
nd
2012
7th St Entry

Wiping out Thousands

with LALIBERTE and DJ sloslylove
Jul
20
th
2012
7th St Entry
Jul
20
th
2012
7th St Entry

Saint Motel

with RACES and Wiping out Thousands
Apr
20
th
2012
7th St Entry
Apr
20
th
2012
7th St Entry

Tanlines

with Wiping out Thousands and Rewards
Mar
11
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club
Mar
11
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club

Lower Dens

with Wiping out Thousands and Food Pyramid
Feb
16
th
2012
7th St Entry
Feb
16
th
2012
7th St Entry

YACHT

with Wiping out Thousands and Bobby Birdman

More Shows

Oct
20
th
Turf Club

KEN mode

with Frail Body and Feral Light
Nov
18
th
Fine Line
Oct
27
th
7th St Entry

Pinkshift

with Jigsaw Youth and Yasmin Nur
Oct
1
st
7th St Entry

Loveless

with Futuristic