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Death To Birth 00:00 Tools
Lesson Learned 00:00 Tools
Fetus 00:00 Tools
Amego 00:00 Tools
Sadartha 00:00 Tools
Fear Cloud 00:00 Tools
Alone 00:00 Tools
Voices 00:00 Tools
Botus 00:00 Tools
Death to Birth (KX remix) 00:00 Tools
I Do 04:32 Tools
The Happy Song 00:00 Tools
Happy Song 00:00 Tools
Muskrat 00:00 Tools
Hey You 00:00 Tools
Nothing 00:00 Tools
Song 1 00:00 Tools
warzone 00:00 Tools
Jaluca 00:00 Tools
Zion 00:00 Tools
Blood Crosses 00:00 Tools
Native American 00:00 Tools
Disintegrate 00:00 Tools
Hey Joe 00:00 Tools
Sahara 00:00 Tools
E-Chord 00:00 Tools
Baptize 00:00 Tools
A La Moncha 00:00 Tools
Intro 00:00 Tools
Hey Joe(ost The Dreamers) 00:00 Tools
House of Worship 00:00 Tools
Drop D 00:00 Tools
outro 00:00 Tools
Down To The Road 00:00 Tools
It Must Have Been Days 00:00 Tools
That Day 00:00 Tools
e-cord 00:00 Tools
Summon it 00:00 Tools
That day(Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
A La Manchu 00:00 Tools
02 Amego 00:00 Tools
Baptized 00:00 Tools
Pagoda - Happy Song 00:00 Tools
Mesa Verde 00:00 Tools
Tear Down the Tents 00:00 Tools
06 Happy Song 00:00 Tools
Song 1 [Bonus Track] 00:00 Tools
Blood Cross 00:00 Tools
07 Hey You 00:00 Tools
03 E-Chord 00:00 Tools
Drop Dee 00:00 Tools
08 Nothing 00:00 Tools
From Death to Birth (OST Последние Дни) 00:00 Tools
10 A La Moncha 00:00 Tools
Death to Birth [Alt] 00:00 Tools
Alchemist 00:00 Tools
Pagoda - Sadartha 00:00 Tools
13 Jaluca 00:00 Tools
17 House of Worship 00:00 Tools
15 I Do 00:00 Tools
Hey Joe (OST Мечтатели) 00:00 Tools
New unknown song 00:00 Tools
unknown song 00:00 Tools
I Do/Cellos/Song 1 00:00 Tools
Barren Peninsula 00:00 Tools
18 Song 1 [Bonus Track] 00:00 Tools
Never was Disintegrate 00:00 Tools
Warzone (acoustic version) 00:00 Tools
Finders keepers 00:00 Tools
pagoda 00:00 Tools
Feeling Of Her Moment 00:00 Tools
My Life 00:00 Tools
Lesson leamed 00:00 Tools
I Do / Cellos / Song 1 00:00 Tools
Pagoda - House Victims Mix 00:00 Tools
That Day (alternate version) 00:00 Tools
Redord 00:00 Tools
Death To Birth (acoustic) 00:00 Tools
Zoralth 00:00 Tools
Superbreakout 00:00 Tools
You're A Mystery 00:00 Tools
WarZone (new) 00:00 Tools
PaGODa - Hey You 00:00 Tools
All For You 00:00 Tools
Texas Mix1 00:00 Tools
He Hopes 00:00 Tools
Bison 00:00 Tools
Cajun Prairie 00:00 Tools
War Zone 00:00 Tools
12 - The Happy Song 00:00 Tools
Puzzled Packer 00:00 Tools
Ham On White 00:00 Tools
Rivers Tide 00:00 Tools
You're Mysterious 00:00 Tools
new_unknown_song 00:00 Tools
Throwing Stones 00:00 Tools
Stormrock 00:00 Tools
Paper Fingers 00:00 Tools
Death to birth(Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
Piano Song 00:00 Tools
pagoda - death to birth 00:00 Tools
Fetus (OST Last Days) 00:00 Tools
Sadartha (feat. Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
Ziemia 00:00 Tools
6654321 00:00 Tools
War zone (Official single) 00:00 Tools
a pointless ride 00:00 Tools
Lesson Learned (feat. Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
Fetus (feat. Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
No surrender 00:00 Tools
Warzone (Acoustic) 00:00 Tools
Welcome To The Jungle 00:00 Tools
venus in furs 00:00 Tools
Death To Birth (feat. Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
seen as none 00:00 Tools
Pagoda (House Victims Mix) 00:00 Tools
Amego (feat. Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
Botovs (feat. Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
Pagoda - The Happy Song 00:00 Tools
Native American - Alt Take 00:00 Tools
Seven Nights 00:00 Tools
Learned 00:00 Tools
pagoda - fetus 00:00 Tools
Story In The Fold 00:00 Tools
Untitled 00:00 Tools
Rebirth (2013) 00:00 Tools
Re-ge 00:00 Tools
Pagoda - Amego 00:00 Tools
electric pen 00:00 Tools
amigo 00:00 Tools
Alone (Last Days) 00:00 Tools
la guerre 00:00 Tools
Death to birth (Last Days) 00:00 Tools
Death to Birth (Last Days Soundtrack) 00:00 Tools
Lo ' Fi 00:00 Tools
Of Things to Come 00:00 Tools
Lesson Larned 00:00 Tools
believe 00:00 Tools
Drop D.M.T. Zion 00:00 Tools
Hey Joe (OST The Dreamers) 00:00 Tools
Pagoda - Warzone 00:00 Tools
Voices (feat. Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
Botous 00:00 Tools
That Day (Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
Rebirth 00:00 Tools
Last track 00:00 Tools
From Death to Birth (OST Last Days) 00:00 Tools
Pagoda - Alone 00:00 Tools
turen der wahrnehumng 00:00 Tools
Warzone 4.5 00:00 Tools
Hey Joe (Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
Death to Birth (from LAST DAYS) 00:00 Tools
E Cord 00:00 Tools
Death to Birth (DJ KX remix) 00:00 Tools
Death To Birth (Last Days BO) 00:00 Tools
02 - Native American 00:00 Tools
"Amego" 00:00 Tools
Heavenly Happiness 00:00 Tools
Death To Birth(solo acoustic) 00:00 Tools
Death to Birth (OST Last Days) 00:00 Tools
Pagoda - Blood Crosses 00:00 Tools
Pagoda - Lesson Learned 00:00 Tools
Alone (feat. Michael Pitt) 00:00 Tools
Baptized (acoustic at Rockwood Music Hall) 00:00 Tools
Last Days 00:00 Tools
Pagoda (Full Album) 00:00 Tools
7/28/05 00:00 Tools
Butus 00:00 Tools
Never was. Disintegrate 00:00 Tools
Amego [Explicit] 00:00 Tools
Pagoda - Voices 00:00 Tools
03 - Blood Crosses 00:00 Tools
Botus [Explicit] 00:00 Tools
01 Intro 00:00 Tools
New Instrumental Song 00:00 Tools
Native American (acoustic at Rockwood Music Hall) 00:00 Tools
Sahara (acoustic at Rockwood Music Hall) 00:00 Tools
River's Tide 00:00 Tools
Pagoda - 00:00 Tools
Muskrat (OST The heart is deceitful above all things 2004) 00:00 Tools
To ten moment 00:00 Tools
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Pagoda is a band from Brooklyn, New York with Michael Pitt as vocalist and guitarist, along with new additions: Reece on drums, Willie on bass, and Chris on cello. Their first self-titled album was released in 2007. The name Pagoda comes from the asian-type building style. As Pitt put it, "It was really just one of the names that didn't suck as much as the others." Until early 2007, Pagoda shared its name with the Washington DC indie rock band now known as Roofwalkers. Pagoda founders Michael Pitt and Ryan Donowho met at a mutual friend’s house one day in 2001. Knowing that Michael was a musician, Ryan asked him to play one of his original songs. He did, and soon Ryan began playing drums on it, and a visible musical chemistry was apparent from the start. Though showing signs of promise, Michael had never taken guitar lessons in his life. His friend Rodrigo of the band The Hermitt, was the one who "kinda got me off the street--he invited me to crash in this one-bedroom apartment in Chinatown with, like, seven other people. And he taught me how to play guitar," Michael says. One of the first songs he wrote was "Death to Birth" which has since become Pagoda's most recognized song. Ryan on the other hand was a semi-well known bucket drummer on the streets of New York who attracted the attention of a casting agent looking for a fresh new face to model Levi 501’s in an ad campaign. From 2001 to mid 2004, the band brought in several friends to fill in on bass during live shows. Among them was Christian Zucconi, front man for the band Aloke. During Zucconi's history with the band, he directed a music video for Pagoda's "The Happy Song," a melodic and sarcastic song that wouldn't see the light of day until further down the road. Audiences got their first taste of Michael’s musical ability on the soundtrack to Bernardo Bertolucci’s film "The Dreamers," in which Michael also played the lead role of Matthew. Michael collaborated with the Twins of Evil on the Jimi Hendrix classic "Hey Joe" and Bertolucci also shot a video for it which is available on the DVD release of the film. The following year, Pagoda contributed their song "Muskrat" to the soundtrack for "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things", Asia Argento's adaptation of JT LeRoy's confessional novel. Michael also had a role in the film playing "Buddy", an absent minded but good natured southerner. Soon the band began playing shows on a regular basis, a gig at The Sidewalk Café in New York City being their first. The set was so exciting and full of energy and potential that it prompted Spin magazine to include Pagoda on a list of Underground New York bands to watch. While in Portland researching a role for Gus Van Sant's film "Last Days", Michael ran into Jamie Kallend in the park strumming his guitar. He asked to play, and Kallend was so impressed with Michael that he invited him to an open mic night that his band Kallisti was playing. Being mutually impressed with their talents, Kallend being the bass player for Kallisti at the time, a friendship was quickly formed. After the show, Michael offered to mix some of Kallisti's songs back in the hotel he was staying at and completed them before the next morning. As fate would have it, the two ran into each other again when Michael was back in town visiting Gus. A few weeks later, Kallend was offered the job of bassist for Pagoda and accepted. Meanwhile, the band posted an ad near NYU that said "cellist wanted, please call," followed by a phone number. Their best offer came from Indigo Ruth-Davis, a teenaged cellist from Vermont who was attending a Waldorf school that focused on students' artistic pursuits. In the studio, the first track Indigo was given to play on was "Sadartha." He aced it on his first try and was quickly added to the band’s line-up. Now having a full band, Pagoda was ready to record their demo. It contained five songs which included "Death to Birth" and "Sadartha" along with "Fetus", "I Do" and a spoken word track titled "Song 1". It was recorded at Excello Recording Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; and was given away at shows for free by Michael's agent. Those who attended Pagoda's earlier shows noticed a severe improvement in melody, song writing and vocal performance, each track better crafted and more focused than previous material. Gus Van Sant also noticed the improvement and featured two songs from the demo on the soundtrack for his film "Last Days." "Last Days" was inspired by the death of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain. In the film, Michael plays the leading role of "Blake", an introspective artist who is battling a drug addiction and the pressures of fame. In one particular scene, Blake retreats from the party his friends are throwing in his living room and plays a solo acoustic version of "Death to Birth". While this is one of the most powerful scenes in the film, Michael was apprehensive about contributing his own material. "I'm a musician and I didn't want it to just seem like I was doing it for personal gain," he says. "I think we shot the scene about seven times and every time I made up a song on the spot. The last time he asked me to play that song." Michael also contributed the song "That Day" to the film, on which he played every instrument using a loop machine. The video for "The Happy Song" was also featured on the DVD release. On January 11, 2007, the band's website released a statement that left question marks in everyone's head. Posted was a picture of new members aside from Michael including Willy on Bass, Reece on Drums, and Chris on Cello. Bassist/producer Luca Amendolara is currently working with other bands in Italy and actor/drummer Ryan Donowho has decided to pursue acting instead of music. The change has not affected the new album in anyway as it already has been produced and recorded. The line-up is just the new look for Pagoda after its new anticipated release in February. External links: - Review on Pagoda´s self-titled debut album. With free download of their upcoming single, "Lesson Learned" Pagoda's MySpace Page Roofwalkers (formerly Pagoda) Written by Kevin Lenkel. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.