Signal Hill Transmission

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Signal Hill Transmission is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Their sound has been likened to Wilco, Elliott Smith,[1] the Scud Mountain Boys,[2] as well as The Psychedelic Furs and Kent.[3] The current lineup consists of Scott Warren (singer/guitarist), Duane Rakestraw (bass), Mon Agranat (guitar), and Scott Schoen (drums).

The band formed in Warren's Hermosa Beach, California apartment in 2001 and recorded and released two independent records: Tomorrow, The Stars on the label P.A. Juice in 2005[4] and An Empty Space in 2007. In 2006, actor Samuel L. Jackson placed the band's song "Master Plan" on his iTunes Store celebrity playlist.[5] In January 2008, the band won $25,000 in the "Rockstar" competition sponsored by Star 98.7 in Los Angeles.[6] In May of that year they entered the studio to record with producer Brad Wood. The result, an EP called Starting Gun, was released by ATO Records on September 23, 2008.[7] Recently, the band was selected by Clear Channel Music as an artist to watch for 2009.[8] The band was most recently featured in a 2010 episode of Food Network's Giada at Home, entitled "Dinner With the Band", in which Giada De Laurentiis throws the a dinner party, serving bibb lettuce salads, penne with braised short ribs, and apple shandys.

In July 2009, singer Scott Warren recorded and released a debut solo effort, "Quick Fix Bandage," that features a cover of America's, Sister Golden Hair.[9]


  1. ^ Bliss (January 25, 2007). "Trax: Signal Hill Transmission", Pasadena Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-01-18.
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  3. ^ Zaleski, Annie (August 10, 2005). "Signal Hill Transmission", Riverfront Times. Retrieved on 2009-01-18.
  4. ^ Whibbs, Chris (May 2005). "Signal Hill Transmission: Tomorrow the Stars", Exclaim!. Retrieved on 2009-01-18.
  5. ^ Middleton, Diana (August 17, 2006). "A.M. stir", The Florida Times-Union, p. E2.
  6. ^ Lycan, Gary (February 10, 2008). "Radio: Charlie Tuna back on the air at K-Earth", Orange County Register.
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  9. ^ Dearmore, Kelly (July 2009). "[1]"