Lotion (band)

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OriginNew York City, New York, United States
GenresIndie rock
Years active1991–2001
Big Cat
Associated actsHoneycomb, Schizo Fun Addict
Past membersBill Ferguson
Jim Ferguson
Rob Youngberg
Tony Zajkowski

Lotion was a Manhattan indie rock band formed in 1991 by brothers Bill and Jim Ferguson (bass guitar and guitar respectively), drummer Rob Youngberg, and vocalist/guitarist Tony Zajkowski.


Lotion formed in New York City's East Village and released two seven-inch singles—"Head" and "Tear"—on Kokopop before releasing their debut album—Full Isaac—through spinArt Records in 1994.

To promote the release of Full Isaac, Lotion toured America and Europe with Pavement, Throwing Muses, and Mercury Rev. In 1995, the band released a self-titled EP on Big Cat Records, with a second EP—The Agnew Funeral E.P.—recorded the next year. In 1996, Lotion released their second album—Nobody's Cool—, with liner notes by Thomas Pynchon.

The Telephone Album followed in 1998. During the promotion for this album, the band made an appearance during an episode (Phases) of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and toured the US with Frank Black and the Catholics.[1]

In 2001, Lotion announced that they were officially on hiatus while they pursued their own interests.[1] Soon after, they announced that they had decided to part ways. Tony Zajkowski has gone on to play bass and sing for Schizo Fun Addict and has joined with former Lotion bandmate Rob Youngberg to form Honeycomb.[2]

Tony and Rob are currently recording under the name Baby Spiders and have two EPs on Bandcamp available for download.





Various artists compilations[edit]

  • 1993 Chairman of the Board: Interpretations of Songs Made Famous by Frank Sinatra ("Fly Me to the Moon")
  • 1997 Blatant Doom Trip ("Quality of Armor")


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