New York, NY, USA

Drew St. Ivany : Guitar
Ben Armstrong : Bass
Jeff Conaway : Drums


Formed just five days before a scheduled tour of France and Italy in 2002, the original line-up of The Psychic Paramount featured Drew St. Ivany on guitar, Ben Armstrong on bass, and Tatsuya Nakatani on drums. The tour was booked on solo recordings by St. Ivany - later released as Origins & Primitives Volume 1. Some of these performances were recorded on a Sony DA-5 portable cassette deck and edited down for Live 2002: The Franco-Italian Tour CD released by the band in 2003.

After returning to the U.S. in 2004, Armstrong and St. Ivany joined up with drummer Jeff Conaway to record Gamelan Into the Mink Supernatural. This was to be the first studio LP by the band, appearing on No Quarter records in 2005. The line-up has remained unchanged ever since.

In 2011, the band issued it's second studio album entitled II to critical acclaim on No Quarter records. The band has been on public hiatus since 2013. However, over the span it's existence the group has been relatively active on the live circuit, playing concerts in over 12 countries. Further studio sessions were recorded in 2012-2013 but have yet to be released.


Super8 and 16mm films by Aran Tharp.