Sam McPheeters

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Sam McPheeters
Background information
Born 1969
Lorain, Ohio
Associated acts Born Against, Men's Recovery Project, Wrangler Brutes

Sam McPheeters (born 1969 Lorain, Ohio) is an American artist, journalist, novelist, and performer. Raised in Albany, New York, he became a published author at age 12, with Travelers' Tales,[1] a collection of regional folklore. In 1985, McPheeters grew active with the hardcore punk scene, producing several fanzines and organizing local concerts. After moving to New York City in 1987, he co-founded Born Against in 1989 and the Vermiform Records label in 1990. In 1993, he co-founded the Virginia-based band Men's Recovery Project, and in 2003, he co-founded the Los Angeles-based band Wrangler Brutes.

Starting in 2005, McPheeters has written for a variety of national magazines, including the Chicago Reader, Huffington Post, the OC Weekly, and the Village Voice. He is a frequent contributor for Vice. In 2012, his first novel, The Loom Of Ruin, was published through Los Angeles-based Mugger Books.[2] He lives in Pomona, California.


  • (1981) Travelers Tales
  • (2012) The Loom Of Ruin


  • Fear of Smell (1993)
  • Feer of Smell (1998)
  • Sam McPheeters / The Catholic Church (1998)

with Born Against[edit]

Compilation appearances

  • Murders Among Us (1990)
  • Forever
  • Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh!
  • Our Voice, Pro Choice
  • Give Me Back (1991)
  • The Dignity of Human Being is Vulnerable
  • God's Chosen People
  • False Object Sensor

with Men's Recovery Project[edit]

  • Frank Talk About Humans (1994)
  • Botanica Mysteria (1996)
  • Grappling with the Homonids (1998)
  • Golden Triumph of Naked Hostility (1998)
  • Resist The New Way (1999)
  • Boldies over Basra (2000)
  • The Very Best of Men's Recovery Project (2005)

with Wrangler Brutes[edit]

  • Cassette
  • Tour 7"
  • Zulu (2004)

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