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Origin Davis, California
Genres Indie, alternative, experimental
Years active 2005 (2005)–present
Labels Quarterstick Records
Members Payam Bavafa
Jonathon Bafus
Eric Ruud

Sholi is an indie/alternative/experimental group that originated in Davis, California, and now has members dispersed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The members include primary songwriter Payam Bavafa, drummer Jonathon Bafus, and bassist Eric Ruud, occasionally with keyboardist Greg Hagel.[1] In autumn of 2008, Sholi signed to Quarterstick Records / Touch and Go Records.[2] Their full-length debut, produced with Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, was released on February 17, 2009.


  • Sholi EP (self-released)
  • Sholi / The Dead Science Split 7" with The Dead Science (2006), KDVS Recordings
  • Hejrat 7" (2008), Holocene Music
  • Dreams Before People Tour EP (2008)
  • Sholi (2009), Quarterstick Records


  1. ^ "Info & Contact". Sholi. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Media Room: Sholi". Touch and Go / Quarterstick Records. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 

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