Hoover (band)

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This article is about post-hardcore band. For country singer-songwriter, see Hoover (singer).
Background information
Origin Washington, D.C., U.S.
Genres Post-hardcore, emo
Years active 1992 (1992)–1994 (1994), 1997, 2004
Labels Dischord, Slowdime, Art Monk Construction, Old Glory
Associated acts Abilene, The Boom, The Crownhate Ruin, Sea Tiger
Past members Alexander Dunham
Fred Erskine
Christopher Farrall
Joseph P. McRedmond

Hoover was an American post-hardcore/emo band from Washington, D.C.. Formed in 1992, Hoover went on to produce some of the more intense music to appear on the Dischord Records label in the 1990s. Unusually, three of the four members shared vocal duties equally.

Hoover split up in 1994, and have reformed twice: once in 1997 to record a mini-album of 'odds and ends', and again in 2004 to tour Europe and also performed some shows back in their homeland. It is not clear whether the band will continue to be active.


  • Alexander Dunham – guitar, vocals
  • Fred Erskine – bass, vocals, trumpet
  • Christopher Farrall – drums
  • Joseph P. McRedmond – guitar, vocals


Studio albums[edit]


  • "Sidecar Freddie/Cable" (1992, Hoover Union/Dischord)
  • "Two-Headed Coin" (split with Lincoln) (1993, Art Monk Construction)
  • "Private" (1993, Hoover Union/Dischord)


  • All the President's Men (1994, Old Glory)
  • 20 Years of Dischord (2002, Dischord)

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