Timbuk3 was an American post-punk band which released six original studio albums between 1986 and 1995. They are most well known for their Top 20 single 'The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades'. The band's music has been featured on more than 20 compilation and soundtrack albums. Timbuk3 was formed in 1984 in Madison, Wisconsin by the husband and wife team of Pat MacDonald (acoustic, electric, bass and MIDI guitars, harmonica, vocals, drum programming) and Barbara K. MacDonald (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin, rhythm programming, vocals). Timbuk3 was signed by I.R.S. Records after appearing on an episode of MTV's The Cutting Edge in 1986.
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