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Disappears in 2011. Left to right: Carruesco, Shelley, Case, and Van Herik
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2008 (2008)–2016
Labels Kranky
Associated acts 90 Day Men, The Ponys, Sonic Youth
Website disappearsmusic.com
Members Brian Case
Jonathan Van Herik
Damon Carruesco
Noah Leger
Past members Graeme Gibson
Steve Shelley

Disappears is an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois, United States, which formed in 2008. The band played a mixture of shoegaze, krautrock and garage rock.

The band was formed by Brian Case (ex-90 Day Men, The Ponys) and Graeme Gibson and fleshed out with guitarist Jonathan Van Herik and bassist Damon Carruesco. They played Pitchfork Music Festival in 2009.[1] In 2010 their debut album Lux was released on Kranky. After their second album Guider was released in 2011, Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth joined the band[2] and the band went on tour through the US and Europe.[3]

Shelley left the group in 2012, citing touring scheduling conflicts.[4] He was replaced by Noah Leger (Electric Hawk, Anatomy of Habit).

Disappears have been on hiatus as of the fall of 2016, with Damon Carruesco wanting to focus on his art and design work as well as solo musical project Tüth. The three other members debuted the new band FACS as a three-piece in January 2017.[5]


  • "DIS001", 2008 7"
  • "DIS002", 2008 7"
  • Live Over the Rainbo
  • Lux, 2010, Kranky
  • Guider, 2011, Kranky
  • Live at Echo Canyon, 2012
  • Pre Language, 2012, Kranky
  • "A New House in a New Town", 2013 12"
  • "Kone", 2013 12"
  • Era, 2013, Kranky
  • Irreal, 2015, Kranky


  1. ^ "Articles: Pitchfork Music Festival 2009: Friday and Saturday | Features". Pitchfork. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2013-09-12.
  2. ^ Also from Thomas Michalski (2011-01-26). "Disappears Add Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, Press Forward". Expressmilwaukee.com. Retrieved 2013-09-12.
  3. ^ "Disappears releasing 'Guider' (MP3), playing shows (now with Steve Shelley on drums) - 2011 tour dates". Brooklynvegan.com. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2013-09-12.
  4. ^ Warwick, Kevin. "Gossip Wolf: Steve Shelley disappears from Disappears | Gossip Wolf". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2013-09-12.
  5. ^ Galil, J.R. Nelson, Leor. "New trio FACS carries the darkness of Disappears to an unknown place". Chicagoreader.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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