The Little Deaths

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The Little Deaths
The Little Deaths in 1998, left to right: Scott Bradley, Mikel Delgado, Aaron Detroit, Whitney Skillcorn, and Clay Walsh
Background information
OriginSan Francisco, California, USA
GenresPunk rock, Alternative rock, Queercore
Years active1997–2002
LabelsHeartcore Records[1]
Associated actsSecret Skin, Whysall Lane, Running Ragged, Fighter D, Infinite X's, Robo Sapien, Bubblescrump, The Bel Hevis
MembersAaron Detroit
Mikel Delgado
Scott Bradley
Clay Walsh
Past membersTrixie Hahn
Whitney Skillcorn

The Little Deaths was an American rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1997. The band was associated with the 1990s Queercore movement and became part of the San Francisco Bay-Area's late-90's musical renaissance which spawned bands like Subtonix, The Phantom Limbs, Erase Errata, The Vanishing, and the 7 Year Bitch offshoot, Clone.[2] The Little Deaths toured and played shows with bands such as The Need, Le Tigre, The Haggard and Imperial Teen extensively until 2000. They released one critically acclaimed album entitled Destination: Sexy on New York-based Queercore label Heartcore Records in 1999.[3] The Little Deaths went through several line-up changes before disbanding in 2002.

Lead singer Aaron Detroit later appeared in the Queer Punk issue of infamous punk publication Maximum RocknRoll.[4] He went on to play synthesizer with the Dame Darcy-fronted band Death By Doll. They released the album Gasoline in 2006. In addition to his continued musical output, in 2006 Detroit became a regular contributor to's Newswire as a music blogger. His contributions include a notable interview with rock singer Marilyn Manson.

Mikel Delgado later joined Whysall Lane in 2001, a group formed by Richard Baluyut, formerly of Versus, which also included Adam Pfahler, formerly of Jawbreaker, and Lorna Lithgow. The group eventually released one split single, A track on a 2004 TeenBeat compilation, and a self-titled album on Blackball Records in 2006. Later in that year Mikel left the band.

Whitney Skillcorn later joined forces with Jody Bleyle of Team Dresch and Tamala Poljak of Longstocking to form the group Infinite Xs. The group released one recording on the Chainsaw label in 2002. She then went on to form Robo Sapien with Chad Byrne in 2002. The duo currently resides in Carrboro, North Carolina where they continue to write and record music from home.



  1. ^ "エロい娘が見たいなら、風俗へ行くのだ!". Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  2. ^ Tuff, Cookie (March 2002). "Aaron Detroit". Maximum RocknRoll. pp. 91–93.
  3. ^ "エロい娘が見たいなら、風俗へ行くのだ!". Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  4. ^ Sam Atakra (July 2002). "LIVE REVIEW:July 21st, Subtonix, Ghost Hips at The Mission Badlands Gallery..." Archived from the original on 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2008-10-26.

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