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|Birth name||Robin April Moulder|
|Also known as||Agent Moulder|
|Born||April 2, 1966|
|Genres||Thrash metal, alternative metal, industrial rock, alternative rock|
|Occupations||Musician, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, programmer|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, keyboard|
|Associated acts||Jack Off Jill;TCR|
Robin Moulder (born April 2, 1966) is an American musician, best known as being one of the founders of the goth-girl group Jack Off Jill and her subsequent project, TCR. She is a bassist, pianist, and programmer.
Robin Moulder grew up with one sister Helen Moulder and two brothers Dave and Al Moulder. Moulder began studying music on trumpet and piano and initially didn't envision a musical career for herself. She received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Her first job out of college took her to Florida. She began playing keyboard for a live band, and moved to bass to fill the void left by a departing band mate. She quickly discovered an aptitude for the instrument, and began looking for other people who shared her outlook on music. She found them in Tenni Ah-Cha-Cha, Jessicka Fodera, and Michelle Inhell, and the four of them created Jack Off Jill.
Jack Off Jill
Moulder was with Jack Off Jill from its inception to its demise, having written or co-written most of the music for the band over its lifetime. She and Jessicka watched over a revolving door of musicians throughout the band's history, including Scott Putesky, aka Daisy Berkowitz, the original guitarist from Marilyn Manson, and Chris Vrenna of Tweaker, formerly of Nine Inch Nails. Fodera and Moulder finally called it quits in 2000.
After the breakup Moulder struck up a friendship with TC, formerly of the band Triggerpimp, and the two women agreed to collaborate on a project together, which would later be called TCR. When Moulder moved to Detroit to serve as the Chief Technology Officer for a startup company, she and TC stayed in contact and began crafting their release via phone, FedEx, and FTP along with guest musicians such as Chris Vrenna, Scott Putesky, and method from Godhead. Released in 2004, The Chrome Recordings was called the "best goth/industrial/whatever releases of the year" by some reviewers.
TCR's music is self described as "A fusion of from metal, industrial, rock, and goth, with a dose of punk aggression"
With Jack Off Jill
- Children 5 and Up (1993)
- The Boygrinder Sessions (1994)
- Cannibal Song Book (1995)
- Cockroach Waltz (1996)
- Sexless Demons and Scars (1997)
- Clear Hearts Grey Flowers (2000)
Singles and EPs
- My Cat/Swollen (1993 and 1994)
- Girlscout/ American Made ( 7" Risk Records 1996)
- Covetous Creature (1998)
- The Chrome Recordings (2004)
- "//:: robin ::\\". Official TCR Website. TCR. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
- "Jack Off Jill Talk About Life With Ex-Manson Guitarist". Mtv News. Mtv.com. May 29, 1998. Retrieved 2008-11-11.[dead link]
- Davies, Ron (October 30, 2004). "TCR - The Chrome Recordings". Splendid Web Magazine. Splendid WebMedia. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
- "Artists Profile - TCR". The Boston Phoenix band Guide. The Phoenix Media/Communications Group. 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-11.