|Origin||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Years active||1999–2002 and now 2014-present|
Deep Elm Records, Sessions Records
|Past members||Gabe Wiley (drums)
Casper Echols (bass)
Chepo Pena (bass)
Frances Garcia (guitar / keys)
Shane Wells (bass)
Pop Unknown is an American rock band from Austin, Texas formed in 1997 by ex members of Mineral (Gabe Wiley) and Tim Lasater of Feed Lucy. They released their debut EP Summer Season Kills  in 1999 and followed it with their first full length album If Arsenic Fails, Try Algebra later that year both on Deep Elm Records. Between 1997 - 2002, Pop Unknown toured the US over a dozen times and found a welcome audience in Europe, playing shows in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, the UK among others. In 2002 they released a second album titled The August Division on now defunct Sessions Records. In 2003 the 4 of the members of Pop Unknown founded a side project called 'Kissing Chaos' which became the primary band and Pop Unknown was ended .
The four members of Pop Unknown that made up the band Kissing Chaos, (Joel, Gabriel, Matt and Erick) played many shows and toured the US> After releasing an EP the band called it quits.
Singer, Tim Lasater went on to form, The Cutaway in the US. After releasing their debut EP, 'Ready For The Fall'. The Cutaway (not to be confused with the UK band of the same name) toured extensively in the Texas region and the US but called it quits after drummer, Ed Davis left to play with Juliette Lewis and the Licks.
Tim Lasater - Vocals / Guitars / Keys
Joel Ganucheau - Guitars / Sounds / Vocals
Matt Breedlove - Guitars / Sounds
Erick Sanger - Bass
Adrian Carrillo - Drums
Pop Unknown has recently reunited and is currently writing new material. Their next show is on February 15, 2014 at Liberty Bar in Austin, Texas during the week of SXSW... with a show in Dallas, Texas at Three Links on Saturday March 22 and more to come.
"Their sound is all their own, at times faster and more intense, at times slower and pretty. But it's a sound that's layered, textured, flowing in complex rhythms that just swirl inside your head for an amazing listen." - Delusions of Adequacy