Sunday, July 30, 2006


ALBUM: Nightlife
FILE UNDER: Indie / Electro / Punk
LABEL: kill rock stars
INFO: The music of the San Francisco (by way of Oakland) indie rock outfit Erase Errata has been compared to such eclectic experimentalists as Captain Beefheart, the Minutemen, and Dog Faced Hermans, due to the fact that the group posses an uncanny knack of improvising on the spot (claiming that they could improvise a whole set if pressed to). Comprised of members Jenny Hoyston (vocals and trumpet), Ellie Erickson (bass), Bianca Sparta (drums), and Sara Jaffe (guitar), Erase Errata originally formed in December of 1999 - when the group jammed in the vacant room of one of Sparta and Hoysten's roommates. The quartet immediately proved that they had a solid chemistry, as they penned ten original tunes in the span of a half hour. Erase Errata spent six weeks during the fall of 2000 touring alongside the likes of Melt Banana and Le Tigre, issuing a split single soonafter with Brooklyn, NY-based noise rockers Black Dice, on the Troubleman label. A year later, Erase Errata's full-length debut was issued, Other Animals (also via Troubleman). In 2002 the band released a split single with electro-rockers Numbers, and in spring 2003 Dancing Machine, a remix album featuring Adult., Kid 606 and Matmos arrived. Meanwhile, Hoyston worked on her other project Paradise Island, releasing the debut album Lines Are Infinitely Fine that summer on Dim Mak. Erase Errata's long-awaited second album At Crystal Palace came out in fall 2003. ~ Greg Prato
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