Scissors for Lefty

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Scissors For Lefty
Scissors For Lefty 2012.jpg
(Left to Right: Eric Garza, Bryan Garza, James Krimmel, Robby Garza, Peter Krimmel)
Background information
Origin San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2000–present
Labels Eenie Meenie Records (US)
Rough Trade Records (UK)
Website Official website
Members Bryan Garza (Lead Vocals, Guitar)
Peter Krimmel (Keyboards, Guitar)
James Krimmel (Drums)
Robby Garza(Bass Guitar, Guitar)
Eric Garza (Bass)

Scissors For Lefty are an indie rock band, based in San Francisco. They released their debut album, Bruno, in 2005 on Rough Trade Records (UK).[1]

Biography[edit]

Three of the band's members, Bryan Garza, Peter Krimmel and James Krimmel, met in San Luis Obispo while attending college, and later moved to San Francisco, where they currently reside. Bryan's uncle Robby joined the band in 2002.

The band consists of two sets of families - Bryan and Robby Garza, with Peter and James Krimmel. An additional Garza family member, Steven, joined the band in late 2006 on bass guitar, to allow Robby to play guitar more often during shows.

Scissors For Lefty have released two albums; their 2005 debut, Bruno, self-produced and released by the band, and 2007's Underhanded Romance, which was released by Eenie Meenie Records on June 12, 2007. The album was released on the iTunes Store on May 29, 2007. Their third studio album "Bangs And Lashes" is set to be released mid 2013. The video for the title track was released on May 6th, 2013.

Local radio station, Live 105, chose the band to play on the main stage of their BFD 2007 festival, along with Bloc Party, Social Distortion, Queens of the Stone Age, Interpol, and Kaiser Chiefs. Each year, Live 105 chooses a local band they think has a good chance to be successful, and gives them a chance to play to a much bigger audience. BFD was held at the Shoreline Amphitheater on June 9, 2007.

Scissors For Lefty has toured with Arctic Monkeys, The Smashing Pumpkins, Erasure, Fiery Furnaces, Dirty Pretty Things, The Matches, The Hedrons, Juliette and the Licks, Locksley, and Metric.

Scissors For Lefty personnel
(2000–2002)
  • Bryan Garza — vocals, guitar
  • Peter Krimmel — piano, guitar
  • James Krimmel — drums
(2002–2006)
  • Bryan Garza — vocals, guitar
  • Peter Krimmel — piano, guitar
  • James Krimmel — drums
  • Robby Garza — bass, guitar
(2006–2011)
  • Bryan Garza — vocals, guitar
  • Peter Krimmel — piano, guitar
  • James Krimmel — drums
  • Robby Garza — guitar
  • Steven Garza — bass
(2012)
  • Bryan Garza — vocals, guitar
  • Peter Krimmel — piano, guitar
  • James Krimmel — drums
  • Robby Garza — guitar
  • Eric Garza - bass

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Bruno (2005)
  • Underhanded Romance (2007)
  • Bangs And Lashes (2013)

EPs[edit]

  • Scissors For Lefty EP (2006)
  • Consumption Junction EP (2008)

Singles[edit]

  • "Ghetto Ways" (2006)
  • "Mama Your Boys Will Find A Home" b/w "Inevitable Thieves" (2006)
  • "Not For Keeps" (2012)

References[edit]

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