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Erase Errata performing during Mess with Texas.
|Origin||Oakland/San Francisco, California, U.S.|
Tsk! Tsk! Records
Kill Rock Stars
|Associated acts||California Lightening
|Past members||Sara Jaffe
Archie McKay (briefly)
Erase Errata is a band from San Francisco, California. They often name experimentalists such as Captain Beefheart, The Fall, and the Minutemen as inspirations. The group favors improvisation as a compositional tool and each of their performances is a unique manifestation of established songs.
Erase Errata formed in Oakland, California in 1999 and quickly earned national attention after the release of their first eponymous 7" and via tours with electro grrl band Le Tigre and Japanese noise rockers Melt Banana. They released their highly acclaimed debut album Other Animals in 2001, followed by At Crystal Palace in 2003, both on the Troubleman Unlimited label. The group began counting Sonic Youth, Mission of Burma and The Ex among their fans.
After founding guitarist Sara Jaffe left Erase Errata in 2004, singer Jenny Hoyston switched to guitar and the group briefly drafted a male vocalist named Archie McKay. The group eventually settled on a three-piece lineup, with Hoyston handling both guitar and vocal duties, and joined the Kill Rock Stars roster for the 2006 album Nightlife.
- Current members
- Former Members
- Sara Jaffe - guitar (1999–2004, sporadic live appearances since)
- Archie MacKay - vocals (July, August 2004 only)
- "Erase Errata" (2000) Inconvenient Press
- "The Structure of Scientific Misconceptions" (2001) Toyo
- 7" split single with Black Dice (2001) Troubleman
- 7" compilation feat. Erase Errata, Peaches, xbxrx, Tracy & the Plastics and more (2002) NFJM
- 7" split single with Numbers (2002) Tigerbeat6
- "Mariah Carey and the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream"/"Glitter" split single with Sonic Youth (2003) Narnack
- 7" split single with Gossip (2004) KRS
- 7" "Clear Spot" b/w "Pass The Crimson" (2007) TomLab
- 7" "Damaged" b/w "Ouijaboardin'" (2010) KRS
- Strong, Martin C. (2003) "Erase Errata", in The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0
- Official site
- Factsheet from Kill Rock Stars
- interview by Kim Gordon for Index Magazine
- PUNKCAST#1062 live video from Syrup Room, Brooklyn, Nov 3 2006.
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