Lungfish (band)

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Daniel Higgs
Background information
Origin Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Genres Post-hardcore
Experimental rock
Years active 1988–present
Labels Dischord
Simple Machines
Associated acts Cone of Light
June of 44
The Pupils
Reptile House
The Sonora Pine
Tear Jerks
Members Daniel Higgs
Asa Osborne
Mitchell Feldstein
Sean Meadows
Past members John Chriest
Nathan Bell

Lungfish is a post-hardcore band formed in 1987 in Baltimore, Maryland. All of their music has been released by the Washington, D.C. punk label Dischord except for their first LP.


Their line-up as of 2005 consisted of Daniel Higgs (vocals, occasional guitar), Asa Osborne (guitar), Sean Meadows (bass), and Mitchell Feldstein (drums). Two previous bass players were John Chriest and Nathan Bell.

In 2011, the album The Unanimous Hour was reissued.[1].

In 2016, the album Sound in Time was reissued.[2].


Lungfish blend rock with repetitive krautrock-like rhythms and repeated melodic motifs.[1][2]

Related projects[edit]

Daniel Higgs sang in the 80s hardcore/punk band Reptile House and has released numerous solo works under his own name and also Cone of Light. He has recently made numerous solo performances, usually with the long-necked banjo and jaw harp (his recent albums document this as well: 2006's Ancestral Songs and 2007's Metempsychotic Melodies).[3] In 2011, Higgs also collaborated with Swedish band Skull Defekts on the album Peer Amid (Thrill Jockey).

Asa Osborne has released a CD and 7" with Charles Brohawn of The Tinklers under the name Tear Jerks. Osborne also released an album on Dischord in 2002 with Daniel Higgs under the name The Pupils. In early 2008, the record label Holy Mountain announced a new solo project by Osborne called Zomes.[4]

Sean Meadows has played in numerous bands including June of 44, The Sonora Pine, and many lesser-known bands from the Chattanooga, Tennessee music scene.[5]

Mitchell Feldstein has published three volumes of prose/poetry: Hurl on Apathy Press, Teen Cardinal on Shattered Wig Press, and Even Change on Paradigm Publishing. He also played drums with Arbouretum.

Nathan Bell played bass on Kogumaza's Kолокол (2014), which featured the song "Ursids", which was used as a double-A-sided single with the band Hookworms. Bell has also worked with David Heumann from Arboureteum as Human Bell.



All of the albums have been released by the Washington, D.C. punk label Dischord, except for their first LP Necklace of Heads, which was released by Simple Machines (it was later added to the CD release of Talking Songs for Walking by Dischord).

  • Necklace of Heads (1990)
  • Talking Songs for Walking (1992)
  • Rainbows from Atoms (1993)
  • Pass and Stow (1994)
  • Sound in Time (1996)
  • Indivisible (1997)
  • Artificial Horizon (1998)
  • The Unanimous Hour (1999)
  • Necrophones (2000)
  • Love Is Love (2003)
  • Feral Hymns (2005)
  • A.C.R. 1999 (2012)

Singles and compilation appearances[edit]

Related projects: Daniel Higgs[edit]

  • 1998: Cone of Light (as Cone of Light)
  • 2002: The Pupils (as The Pupils with Asa Osborne)
  • 2005: Magic Alphabet
  • 2006: Plays the Mirror of the Apocalypse
  • 2006: Ancestral Songs
  • 2007: Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot (book & CD)
  • 2007: Metempsychotic Melodies
  • 2009: Devotional Songs of Daniel Higgs (cassette)
  • 2009: Hymnprovisations for Banjo by the (A.I.U) with Piano & Raindrops
  • 2010: Say God[7]
  • 2010: Clairaudience Fellowship (with Twig Harper)[8]
  • 2011: Peer Amid (with The Skull Defekts)
  • 2011: 2013-3012 (with The Skull Defekts)
  • 2011: Ultraterrestrial Harvest Hymns (cassette)
  • 2011: Beyond & Between
  • 2012: The Measure of Mystery (cassette)
  • 2013: The Godward Way
  • 2014: Dances In Dreams Of The Known Unknown (with The Skull Defekts)
  • 2014: Street Metal (with The Skull Defekts)

Zomes (Asa Osbourne solo)[edit]

  • 2007: Zomes
  • 2011: Earth Grid
  • 2013: Time Was
  • 2015: Near Unison


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