Mike Donovan (musician)

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Mike Donovan
Mike Donovan Sic Alps Primavera 2010.jpg
Mike Donovan performing with Sic Alps at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona 2010
Background information
OriginSan Francisco, California, United States
GenresGarage rock, psychedelic rock, alternative rock, low fi, noise rock, art punk, post-punk
Years active1991–Present
LabelsDial Records, Drag City (record label), Folding Cassette Records,
Associated actsPeacers, Sic Alps, The Ropers, The Church Steps, NAM, Big Techno Werewolves, Sounds of the Barbary Coast, Yikes.
WebsiteOfficial Website

Mike Donovan (born 6 October 1971) is a San Francisco, California based musician best known as the guitarist and singer of Sic Alps (2004-2013).[1][2] He has also released music by other San Francisco musicians with his Dial Records and Folding Cassettes labels.

Donovan is a veteran of several other bands. He was a member of The Ropers, The Church Steps with Chris Douglas, NAM, Big Techno Werewolves, Sounds of the Barbary Coast and Yikes.

In October 2013 he released his solo debut "Wot" on Drag City.[3]

In May 2015, Donovan formed the San Francisco lo-fi supergroup The Peacers, releasing a self-titled debut on July 17, 2015. The self-titled album was co-produced and co-performed by Ty Segall.[4] The current lineup of The Peacers is Mike Donovan, Shayde Sartin, Mike Shoun and Bo Moore. The band release their 2nd record "Introducing The Crimsmen" on Drag City on June 16, 2017.


  1. ^ "Haruki Murakami mob scene at Green Apple Books". Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  2. ^ http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/21-sic-alps-a-video-based-retrospective/
  3. ^ http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/21-sic-alps-a-video-based-retrospective/ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15805-mike-donovan-new-fieldhand-bop/
  4. ^ "Sic Alps' Mike Donovan Taps Ty Segall for Debut as Peacers". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 26 May 2018.

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