May 22, 2024

Members of The Wake launch new industrial project 2 Forks and debut ‘Take It’ video on Side-Line

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Today we offer you the new video single, “Take It”, from the Cleveland, Ohio-based dark electro / industrial rock project 2 Forks. 2 Forks consists of Daniel C (The Wake), Gil Singer (Scrapdata), and Mark Gamiere (The Wake, SIC, Urban Needle) and “Take It” is the first single lifted from the forthcoming 2 Forks debut album, “Quanticode”.

You can view the video for “Take It” right below. The black and white video was produced by Chariot of Black Moth.

About 2 Forks

Though 2 Forks is a newly formed entity, Daniel C, Gil Singer, and Mark Gamiere share a longstanding musical history and camaraderie that dates back to their high school days in the early 1980s. During that time, Daniel and Mark, both just 14 years old, were part of a band that also featured Gil’s brother Guy Singer on vocals.

Reflecting on those early days, Daniel recalls that like many bands at the time, they formed before mastering their instruments, still figuring out their roles. Daniel had a background as a classically-trained pianist and had experience singing in choirs, while Gamiere was playing an electric guitar he acquired from a garage sale. Eventually, Daniel purchased a drum set, which became his true passion. This is how the band started—a mere idea without instruments or funding, but fueled by their desire to make music.

The band later evolved into Midnight to Midnight (1985-86), which gained some popularity in Cleveland. Daniel and Mark went on to play together in K-9 Fire (1986-1988), releasing an album and achieving modest success through college radio and the local indie music scene. In 1987, Daniel left Cleveland for Columbus to attend Ohio State University on a scholarship. There, he crossed paths with members of a rising local goth rock band called The Wake. In 1989, Daniel was invited to join the group as their drummer, a position he has held ever since. Mark Gamiere rejoined The Wake in 1996, replacing the original guitarist for live shows. In the early 2010s, Daniel C and Gil Singer collaborated on a studio project called Clair 63, albeit for a short duration.

With The Wake’s European tourdates being canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Daniel found himself with an unprecedented amount of free time for the first time in decades. Seeking an outlet, he reached out to his childhood friend and former collaborator, Gil Singer. Together, they conceptualized a new project where Daniel would step out from behind the drum kit and take on the role of frontman, writing songs, playing various instruments, singing, and leading the project. Gil, who also works at the local Compound Studio, would act as the main engineer, co-writer, and programmer, in addition to contributing guitar and bass. Once Daniel and Gil had written and recorded 11 tracks, they enlisted their old friend Mark Gamiere to add additional guitars, completing the circle.

In less than a year, the new album was created. “Take It” by 2 Forks is the first of several video-singles from their upcoming debut album, “Quanticode.”

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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