Abe Vigoda (band)

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Abe Vigoda
Abe Vigoda performing at the Bard College SMOG Club[1]
Abe Vigoda performing at the Bard College SMOG Club[1]
Background information
OriginChino, California, U.S.
GenresEarlier: tropical punk rock, tropicalismo
Later: Dark Wave, Post-punk, Shoegaze
Years active2004–2014
LabelsOlfactory Records[2]
Silencio Records
Post Present Medium
Not Not Fun
Bella Union
Associated actsEmergency Ensemble
MembersJuan Velazquez
Michael Vidal
David Reichardt
Dane Chadwick
Past membersGerardo "Reggie" Guerrero
Zach Downing

Abe Vigoda was an American punk rock band based in Los Angeles, California, United States, originally from Chino, California; a city in the Inland Empire. They frequently performed at the Smell.[3][4]


The band formed right after the members finished high school.[5] The name is a reference to Abe Vigoda. Skeleton, Abe Vigoda's third album, was released on July 8, 2008.[6] In 2009, the EP Reviver followed. They finished recording their fourth album titled Crush on February 24, 2010 and it was released on September 20, 2010 and was ranked 40th on Pitchfork Media's list The Top 50 Albums of 2010. Their album, Crush was a full transition for the band from their earlier sounds.[7]


Some critics compared their music to another band, Vampire Weekend[5]




  • Reviver (2009)

7" vinyl[edit]

  • Abe Vigoda / Child Pornography (2006)
  • Abe Vigoda / Mikaela's Fiend (2007)
  • Animal Ghosts (2007)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-07-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "olFactory Records » Abe Vigoda". Thesmell.org. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  3. ^ "DiScover: Abe Vigoda". DrownedInSound.com. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  4. ^ Roberts, Randall. "With the Smell's future uncertain, L.A.'s music scene could be altered". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Band of the Week: Abe Vigoda". Pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Rejoice: Abe Vigoda announce new album details". DrownedInSound.com. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  7. ^ Weigel, Brandon. "Abe Vigoda's new album". The Washington Post. Retrieved 5 August 2018.

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