Cub (band)

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Cub
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Twee pop
Years active 1992–1997
Labels Mint Records
Past members Lisa Marr
Robynn Iwata
Valeria Fellini
Neko Case
Lisa G.

Cub was an indie rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia that formed in 1992 and disbanded in 1997. They played a melodic, jangly form of pop punk that was dubbed "cuddlecore" by some music critics. Their song "New York City" was covered by They Might Be Giants on their album Factory Showroom, and their song "Little Star" was covered by Washington's Sicko on their album, Laugh While You Can Monkey Boy.

Members[edit]

  • Lisa Marr - vocals, bass
  • Robynn Iwata - vocals, guitar, artwork
  • Lisa G. - vocals, drums

Original drummer Valeria Fellini was replaced by Lisa G. in 1994. Neko Case also played drums on some early recordings as well as on tour in later years (she sang live in front of an audience for the first time ever during a cub show in Ohio - the song was cub's "So Far Apart"). Years later she would go on to form her own all-female three piece Vancouver band, Maow.

Robynn Iwata co-formed I Am Spoonbender in 1997 in San Francisco. Lisa Marr and Lisa G. started another band (Buck) in 1998 once they moved to California from their native Vancouver.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Label Lineup Other information
1993 Betti-Cola Mint Lisa Marr- Vocals, Bass

Robynn Iwata- Guitar, Vocals

Valeria Fellini- Drums, Vocals

Neko Case- Drums

Dave Carswell- Drums, acoustic guitar, Glockenschpiel

Cover art by Dan DeCarlo of Archie Comics fame. Includes most tracks from the pep 7" ep and the hot dog day 7" ep. Japanese version was issued on Living Dining & Kitchen Records in 1997 with four bonus tracks. Remastered and Re-issued in 2007 by Mint Records, with the same four bonus tracks. This album was also released as a double 7" with bonus tracks and slightly different artwork.
1995 Come Out Come Out Mint Lisa Marr- Vocals, Bass, Whistling

Lisa G-Drums, Guitar, Vocals

Robynn Iwata- Guitar, Vocals, Drums

Cover art by Fiona Smyth. Remastered and Re-issued by Mint in 2007 with three bonus tracks. This album was also released as a triple 7" Japanese version issued on Living Dining & Kitchen Records.
1996 Box of Hair Lookout!, Mint Lisa Marr-Vocals, Bass

Lisa G- Drums, Vocals

Robynn Iwata- Guitar, Vocals

Cover illustration by Chantal Doyle. Co-release with Lookout! Records and Mint. Also released as a 12" vinyl LP. Repackaged to include a limited edition embroidered patch in 2007.
1997 Mauler[disambiguation needed] Au Go Go Australia Lisa Marr- Vocals, Bass

Robynn Iwata- Guitar, Vocals

Lisa G- Drums, Vocals

Cover illustrations by Robynn Iwata. A compilation of singles and rarities.

Singles/EPs[edit]

  • Pep (1992) Mint Records MRS-003. Produced by cub and Mecca Normal's Jean Smith. [6-song 7" EP, 5 compiled on Betti-Cola CD (one re-recorded)]
  • Hot Dog Day (1993) Mint Records MRS-004 [6-song 7" EP, 5 compiled on Betti-Cola CD (one re-recorded)]
  • Betti-Cola (1993) Mint Records MRS-005 [double 7" EP featuring 12 songs, 10 (and later 12) appearing on versions of Betti-Cola CD]
  • "Your Bed"/"Cast A Shadow (live)," Volcano (1994) Mint Records MRS-009 [2-song single]
  • Come Out Come Out (1995) Mint Records MRS-011 [13-song triple 7" EP, different song order from CD]
  • The Day I Said Good-bye split with the Potatomen (1995) Co-release with Mint and Lookout! Records
  • "Pillow Queen," The Pilot or FPAP(1995), Papercut records PCT-001 [split 7" EP w/ Raggedy Ann, Tullycraft, and Weakling.]
  • TJ b/w She's Like A Rainbow (1996) SpinART

Compilations[edit]

  • "Killed By Death" (Motorhead cover) on The Mint is Still a Terrible Thing to Taste, Mint Records (1993)
  • "Flaming Red Bob Sled" on Periscope, Yoyo Recordings (1994)
  • "Best Friend's Girl" (Cars cover) on 13 Soda Punx, Top Drawer Records (1994)
  • "Get Off The Road" (R. Lewis Band cover) on On Guard For Thee - A Collection of Canada's Youth Gone Bad, Au Go Go Records (1995)
  • "Secret Nothing" on Ear of the Dragon, Fortune 5 (1995)
  • "She's A Sensation" (Ramones cover) Nardwuar The Human Serviette Presents Skookum Chief Powered Teenage Zit Rawk Angst, Vol. I lp Nardwuar Records (1995)
  • "Green Eyes" on A Slice of Lemon, Lookout!/Kill Rock Stars (1996)
  • "Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?" A Tribute to Hard Core Logo (a companion release to the original soundtrack cd for the Bruce MacDonald mockumentary film which featured cover versions of the fictional band's songs) (1996)
  • "Eyes Of A Stranger" (Payolas cover) on Fer Shure: A Tribute to the Valley Girl Soundtrack, Itchy Korean Records 1997

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