Lotion (band)

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Lotion
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Indie rock
Years active 1991–2001
Labels Kokopop
spinArt
Big Cat
Associated acts Honeycomb, Schizo Fun Addict
Past members Bill Ferguson
Jim Ferguson
Rob Youngberg
Tony Zajkowski

Lotion was a Manhattan indie rock band formed in 1991 by brothers Bill and Jim Ferguson (bass guitar and guitar respectively), drummer Rob Youngberg, and vocalist/guitarist Tony Zajkowski.

Career[edit]

Lotion formed in New York City's East Village and released two seven-inch singles—"Head" and "Tear"—on Kokopop before releasing their debut album—Full Isaac—through spinArt Records in 1994. The album received album of the year from The Village Voice.[1]

To promote the release of Full Isaac, Lotion toured America and Europe with Pavement, Throwing Muses, and Mercury Rev. In 1995, the band released a self-titled EP on Big Cat Records, with a second EP—The Agnew Funeral E.P.—recorded the next year. In 1996, Lotion released their second album—Nobody's Cool—, with liner notes by Thomas Pynchon.

The Telephone Album followed in 1998. During the promotion for this album, the band made an appearance during an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and toured the US with Frank Black and the Catholics.[1]

In 2001, Lotion announced that they were officially on hiatus while they pursued their own interests.[1] Soon after, they announced that they had decided to part ways. Tony Zajkowski has gone on to play bass and sing for Schizo Fun Addict and has joined with former Lotion band-mate Rob Youngberg to form Honeycomb.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Various artists compilations[edit]

  • 1993 Chairman of the Board: Interpretations of Songs Made Famous by Frank Sinatra ("Fly Me to the Moon")
  • 1997 Blatant Doom Trip ("Quality of Armor")

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [2] Allmusic
  • [3] Universal Buzz
  • [4] Trouser Press
  • [5] Thomas Pynchon Essay