Sic Alps

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Sic Alps
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Years active 2006–2013
Labels Siltbreeze
Members Mike Donovan
Douglas Armour
Tim Hellman
Barrett Avner
Past members Matt Hartman
Adam Stonehouse
Bianca Sparta
Noel von Harmonson

Sic Alps were an American garage rock band from San Francisco, California. They have released music on Siltbreeze, Drag City, Woodsist, and several other independent record labels.

After signing with Siltbreeze, the group released U.S. EZ in 2008.[1] A full-length was released on Drag City early in 2011.[2]


  • Matt Hartman
  • Adam Stonehouse
  • Bianca Sparta
  • Noel von Harmonson


  • Pleasures and Treasures (Animal Disguise, 2006)
  • A Long Way Around to a Shortcut (Animal Disguise, 2008)
  • U.S. EZ (Siltbreeze, 2008)
  • Napa Asylum (Drag City, 2011)
  • Sic Alps (Drag City, 2012)
  • Four Virgins split w/ California Lightening (City, 2004)
  • The Soft Tour in Rough Form (Mt. St. Mtn, 2006)
  • Teenage Alps cassette EP (Animal Disguise, 2006)
  • Semi-Streets 7" (Skulltones, 2006)
  • Description of the Harbor (Awesome Vistas, 2007)
  • Strawberry Guillotine 7" (Woodsist, 2007)
  • Fool's Mag cassette EP (Folding, 2008)
  • United one sided 7" (Throbbing Gristle cover) (Important, 2008)
  • L. Mansion 7" (Slumberland, 2009)
  • Split with Magik Markers (Yik Yak, 2009)
  • Breadhead (Drag City, 2011)
  • Battery Townsley (Drag City, 2011)
  • Vedley (Drag City, January 2012)
  • She's On Top (Drag City, May 2013)
Compilation appearances
  • "Latin from Hip Hop Shop Sweepers Vol. 1 CD (777was666, 2006)
  • "Strepix from The World's Lousy With Ideas Vol. 8 LP (Almost Ready, 2009)
  • "Don't Forget About Jack" from Stuffs LP (Compost Modern Art Recordings, 2010)
  • "Anasazi Chemist" from Gaman: A Ceremony for Japan (Electric Temple, 2011)


  1. ^ "Album Review: Sic Alps, U.S. EZ". 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  2. ^ "Message from the law: New Sic Alps album Napa Asylum on Drag City in January | Music News | Releases". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 

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