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located in Sacramento, California, United States
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  • Carson McWhirter:
    • guitar
    • Warr guitar
    • keyboards
  • Ian Hill:
    • drums
  • Scott Scheu:
    • guitar
  • Dustin Koupal:
    • bass guitar
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Photo of Ent

Ent was an early 21st-century American math rock band that, although largely unknown to this day, was one of the first bands (alongside, for example, Pittsburgh natives Don Caballero) to expound the often-instrumental 21st-century style of math rock, focusing on integrating intricate clean (as opposed to distorted) guitar and bass guitar grooves into the ultimately post-hardcore origins of the genre. Ent was also an early band in the 2000’s Sacramento math rock scene, which includes other classic math rock bands such as Hella, Dilute, and Tera Melos.

Although Ent remains somewhat obscure, their music is nothing short of superb. I highly recommend their self-titled album, and also checking out Carson McWhirter’s later works (both solo and with other groups).

Ian Hill is not to be confused with Zach Hill, another drummer from the same scene.

notes on the distributions

“Ent” was ripped from YouTube videos, using youtube-dl -x to rip the highest-quality audio possible.

The other releases besides the self-titled are due to an anonymous Reddit user (archived), who uploaded any and all record of Ent that they had.

All releases besides the two “official” releases are bundled as a single distribution, for convenience.

The track listed last in the “[collected]” entry was included as part of the original Reddit distribution, but is probably not actually related to Ent. It appears to actually be by a different Sacramento band called Samus Aran, included on a 2000 compilation of Sacramento rock bands entitled “Rock Out With Your Sac Out” (archived), distributed by Joda Records.

Ent discography
title Ent Farewell Metropolis b/w Underwater [collected]
cover art
cover art for “Ent”
cover art for “Farewell Metropolis b/w Underwater”
other art
1 Biplane Hates Monoplane
2 Polywog
3 Underwater They Looked Like Spaceships
4 Archelon Was The Largest Sea Turtle
5 Leftover Starfighter
total duration
1 Farewell Metropolis
2 Underwater
total duration
1 Ent vs. Piper Cub
2 Damsel Ipis
3 Megaman
4 Song About
5 Introduction
6 Leftover Starfighter
7 Polywog
8 Biplane Hates Monoplane
9 Magnetic vs Crystal
10 Archelon Was The Largest Sea Turtle
11 Offshore McGuyver
12 Underwater
13 Jaques Jam
14 Farewell Metropolis
15 Finished
16 Whereabear
17 Archelon Was The Largest Sea Turtle
18 Underwater
19 Song About
20 Megaman
21 Farewell Metropolis
22 Samus Aran — Avant Gordon
total duration
dspr? format source gratis? URLs
yes Opus+AAC @ 133+126kb/s (VBR) YouTube yes
dspr? format source gratis? URLs
yes MP3 @ 192kb/s (CBR) Reddit yes
dspr? format source gratis? URLs
yes MP3+MP3+MP3+MP3+MP3+AAC @ 128+96+160+56+192+192kb/s (CBR) Reddit yes