|Origin||Long Beach, California, USA|
|Genres||Punk rock, new wave, synthpunk|
|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.
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.
- 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
- So What 7" EP (1998)
- DNA 7" EP (1999)
- split w/Electric Frankenstein 7" (2000)
- split w/Ink & Dagger 7" (2000)
- split w/The Stitches 7" (2000)
- S&M 7" EP (2001)
- LA to NY 6" EP (2001)
- The Screamers
- The Yummy Fur
- Thee Headcoats
- The Fall
- The Germs
- The Dickies
- Delta 5
- The Chosen Few
- La Peste
- Le Shok at AllMusic
- Le Shok on MySpace
- Biography material adapted from Le Shok
- Le Shok Discography and Pressing Information
- "Le Shok Shocker", Chris Ziegler, OC Weekly, April 5, 2001.
- "Le Shok LA to NY", review, Chris Ziegler, OCWeekly, September 27, 2001.
- 31 Scariest People in OC, OCWeekly, October 26, 2000 (Le Shok singer Hot Rod Todd is number 29)
- Maximumrocknroll No. 208, September 2000 (cover article)
- reviews of various records in HeartattaCk 19; Maximumrocknroll 183, 197; Punk Planet 27