Paul Wilson with his brother Mike started Haegers Bend by writing and recording a collection of over one hundred songs. No music style was to far out of reach for the band, but they would stay true to there Midwest guitar rock roots. Their shows were a mixture of covers and original music with a great visual show. After various member changes, Paul and Mike decided to work on original music exclusively. In 2000, Haegers Bend released "Atomic Dreamland" to some great reviews. It was voted one of the best indie releases in Chicago in 2000, by Jim DeRogatis in the Chicago Sun Times.
After various member changes, Paul and Mike decided to work on original music exclusively. In 2000, Haegers Bend released "Atomic Dreamland" to some great reviews. It was voted one of the best indie releases in Chicago in 2000, by Jim DeRogatis in the Chicago Sun Times.
"Soundwave Experiments" was released 2001 and "Echos from the Past" was released in 2002. Both are homemade releases that show the many different sides to the band, from straight ahead rock to spoken word.
"A Letter For The Last Day In Time" is the bands space rock epic story released in 2004. Recorded and mixed by Kris Poulin, this was a big project for the band taking over two years to complete. " From the Attic" released in 2005 was a limited edition E.P. given out for free at Lollapalooza in 2005 and is free to download at haegersbend.com.
In 2006 the band played a handful of shows including MOBfest 2006 in Chicago.
Haegers Bend has always been a D.I.Y. band and with all the changes in the music industry, they have used it to their advantage. Their music can be downloaded on all major sites, including itunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Yahoo, MSN. The band has also had radio airplay on WXRT, Q101 and WLUW in Chicago.The band has also been on Independant Nation, Indie Rock Show and various PODcast's around the world including Spain, Italy, U.K. and Germany.
Haegers Bend has just released there newest self-titled cd in 2009.
The band has also just released" Box Of Bend " a 71 song collection of unreleased demos and live material.