Hoover (band)

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Hoover Band
Background information
Origin Washington, D.C., United States
Genres Post-hardcore, emo
Years active 1992 (1992)–1994 (1994), 1997, 2004
Labels Dischord
Associated acts Abilene, The Boom, The Crownhate Ruin, Sea Tiger
Past members
  • Alexander Dunham
  • Frederick T. Erskine
  • Christopher Farrall
  • Joseph P. McRedmond

Hoover' was an American post-hardcore/emo band from Washington, D.C.. Formed in 1992, Hoover went on to produce some of the more intense music to appear on the Dischord Records label in the 1990s. Unusually, three of the four members shared vocal duties equally.

Hoover split up in 1994, and have reformed twice: once in 1997 to record a mini-album of 'odds and ends', and again in 2004 to tour Europe and also performed some shows back in their homeland. It is not clear whether the band will continue to be active.

The band is not to be confused with the country music song writer and performer Hoover, based out of Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s, nor the Belgian band Hooverphonic, who originally performed under the name "Hoover."





  • "Sidecar Freddie/Cable" (1992) (Hoover Union/Dischord Records)
  • "Two-Headed Coin" (split with Lincoln) (1993) (Art Monk Construction Records)
  • "Private" (1993) (Hoover Union/Dischord Records)


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