Poem was originally formed by vocalist Thomas Luke.
Through passionate performances both in the
clubs and on television, numerous independent EP releases and college
radio exposure, the band achieved
a significant underground cult following. Unfortunately, outside tensions splintered the
original group before their first full length album could be completed and members
went their separate ways.
years later, the band reformed for a reunion show. This show
to a renewed interest in Electric Poem and the reformation of the band with founding members, Thomas Luke and bassist Wade
Summerlin along with new members, Holly Williams on guitar, Soumen Talukder on
drums and Brandi Byrum on
keyboards. Shortly after the
project took shape, Electric Poem solidified a relationship with
Genterine Records and entered the studio to begin work on an album that
would combine old material with new into a surprisingly unique amalgam.
The fruits of this labor bloomed in 2000 with the
release of Electric Poem's full-length album The Crystal Mind.
first pressing of The Crystal Mind sold out and a second
pressing is scheduled for release this Summer. One of the songs
from the album, The Trouble with Troubadours, was featured on the
Paths Less Traveled compilation CD; a Genterine Records
release which was included with each copy of the issue #43 of
Progression Magazine. The band is currently in the studio and has
already completed work on two songs for their next album tentatively scheduled for release in late 2003.
They are also working on a music video due out this summer.