Artist Profile:

Almost alone among bands of the last two decades, Tortoise is a group that resists easy metaphors and analogies, who can be described as sounding like only themselves and no one else. Twenty years after its founding, the band’s signature and singularly inimitable sound—a fluid intersection of dub, dance, jazz, techno, rock, and classical minimalism, with no part overwhelming or dominating the whole—remains an American and international original. With roots in the fertile experimental Chicago scene of the early nineties, and Thrill Jockey veterans, Tortoise participated in the 2012 Flexi-Disc series with "Hot Coffee."