Conveyor (band)

Conveyor is an American art rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band consists of T.J. Masters (vocals, guitar), Alan Busch (vocals, guitar), Evan Garfield (backing vocals, drums), and Michael Pedron (backing vocals, bass).

OriginBrooklyn, New York, United States
GenresArt rock, experimental rock, psychedelic rock, indie rock, experimental pop
Years activeSince 2011 (2011)
LabelsPaper Garden Records, Gold Robot Records, Like Young Records
Associated actsUmoja Orchestra
MembersT.J. Masters
Alan Busch
Evan Garfield
Michael Pedron

They have released two full-length albums as well as a number of self-released singles and EPs.


The band was formed in early 2011 when its members, who met as musicians in Gainesville, Florida, moved to Brooklyn, New York. They began self-releasing records and performing around New York City in the spring of 2011. Conveyor released their eponymous debut full-length record on Paper Garden Records in 2012.

Conveyor's musical style has been compared to that of Talking Heads and Dirty Projectors, with "a quasi-African lilt that happens to be bent by... odd meters."[1]

The band has recorded live sessions for Grooveshark,[2] Daytrotter[3] and the Bonnaroo Music Festival.[4] It has also been featured on numerous press outlets, including The New York Times,[1] NPR,[5] Filter,[6] The Deli Magazine,[7] and MTV Hive.[8]


  • T.J. Masters – vocals, guitar
  • Alan Busch – vocals, guitar
  • Evan Garfield – vocals, drums
  • Michael Pedron – vocals, bass




  • Sun Ray  2011 (self-released, limited to 500 copies on orange vinyl)
  • Three Carols  2011 (self-released, limited to 25 copies on purple cassette tape)
  • Ani Mag  2014 (Gold Robot Records)


  • "This Building Is for Everyone"  2011 (self-released)
  • "Mukraker"  7", 2012 (self-released, limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl)
  • "Mane"  7", 2012 (Gold Robot Records, limited to 500 copies on white vinyl)
  • "Mammal Food / Pushups"  7", 2013 (Gold Robot Records, limited to 250 copies on gold vinyl)

See also


  1. Pareles, Jon (October 17, 2012). "CMJ: A Promising Start". Arts Beat (blog of The New York Times). Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  2. Staff (November 1, 2012). "Conveyor – 'Woolgatherer'". Grooveshark. Archived from the original on January 24, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  3. Staff (August 22, 2012). "Conveyor". Daytrotter. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  4. Staff (November 5, 2012). "Conveyor: Quirky Brooklyn Art Rockers". Bonnaroo Music Festival. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  5. Staff (August 7, 2012). "Blur, Tame Impala, Miguel, New D.C. Bands, More". All Songs Considered. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  6. "Look: Conveyor Sets Release Date For Self-Titled Debut Album". Filter. May 31, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  7. Cromwell, Dave (June 19, 2012). "Conveyor Celebrates Full Length Release at Mercury on 06.28". The Deli Magazine. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  8. Muller, Marissa G. (July 31, 2012). "Conveyor Find Triumph in 'Anne'". MTV Hive. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
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