Cerberus Shoal is a band currently based out of Portland, Maine.
Cerberus Shoal formed in 1994. The band's first self-titled album was a product of the punk rock scene. With And Farewell to Hightide in 1996, Cerberus Shoal began to turn in a direction more akin to post-rock bands like Tortoise, featuring lengthier, more complex songs, and integrating unusual instruments like flugelhorn into the group's sound.
In 1997, Cerberus Shoal joined forces with the band Tarpigh, with whom they had collaborated on the album Elements of Structure/Permanence. The music of this period in the band's career exhibits the influence of krautrock bands like Can and Amon Düül, and the spacerock of Hawkwind and Pink Floyd. The band incorporated more offbeat instruments into their recordings and live performances, including oud, bass trumpet, and various flutes.
In 2000, the members of Tarpigh left Cerberus Shoal, and were replaced by several new members, including Colleen Kinsella and Erin Davidson....