Le Shok

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Le Shok
Origin Long Beach, California, USA
Genres Punk rock, new wave, synthpunk
Years active 1997–2001
Labels Tiger Suit, Know, Kapow, Slamdance Cosmpolis, Initial, Gold Standard Laboratories
Associated acts Treadwell, The Locust, Action League, Tunigs, Electric Frankenstein, The Stitches, Nazti Skinz, Neon King Kong, The Distraction, T-Cells, FM Bats, Gods Iron Tooth, Dirty Girls
Past members Andrew Reizuch : Guitar
Joey Karam : Drums
Todd Jacobs : Vocals
Darryl Williams : Keyboards
Rusty Cavender : Bass guitar
Shaan Obney : Guitar, keyboards
John Fones : Keyboards

Le Shok was a synthpunk band from Long Beach, California, USA. The band was made up of members of various other punk bands from the area and existed from 1997 until early 2001, releasing numerous 7" records, one full-length, and touring the US twice.

Biography[edit]

Le Shok formed in 1997 (originally named The Shock) by Asshole Andrew from Treadwell (guitar), Joey Juvenile from The Locust (drums), and singer Hot Rod Todd.

After hearing a rehearsal tape, Darryl Licht from Action League joined the band on keyboards, and Over the Counter Rusty (also from Treadwell) joined as the bassist.

The band released four 7" records on various labels, and in 2000, Gold Standard Laboratories released the band's sole album, We Are Electrocution, and the band went on a nationwide tour of the United States.

Shitty Shaan, who had filled-in for Darryl at shows he couldn't make, was eventually brought on full-time as a second guitarist, until Darryl left the band for good and Shaan switched to keyboards. Material recorded while the band was still a six-piece found its way onto various vinyl releases.

When Andrew subsequently left the band, Shaan took over guitar duties and John Fones of Tunigs was brought in on keyboards. Following their second US tour, Fones departed and Darryl briefly rejoined the band before Shaan quit, signaling the demise of the band in early 2001.

Following the break-up, members of Le Shok played in bands including Nazti Skinz, Neon King Kong, The Distraction, T-Cells, FM Bats, Gods Iron Tooth, and Dirty Girls.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Soda Pop Smash This is an online compilation of all other Le Shok material that wasn't on their full-length release. It's not an official release.
  • We Are Electrocution (2000)

Singles & EPs[edit]

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