Native Nod

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Native Nod was a groundbreaking emotive hardcore band formed in the early '90s based in the New York / New Jersey area where the group would often play shows. The band is often credited with giving rise to the emo scene, and at very young ages (high school). In their short lifetime as a band they only released 9 songs, divided amongst the 3 seven inch EPs Bread, Answers, and Lower GI Bleed. These 9 songs can be found on the Gern Blandsten Records discography Today Puberty, Tomorrow The World.

Chris Leo moved on to form The Van Pelt and later The Lapse, today performing as "Vague Angels". Dave Lerner joined Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and plays guitar and sings in "Spectacular Bird." Chris and Danny Leo are the brothers of Ted Leo. Danny Leo formed "tHE hOLY cHILDHOOD" and plays drums in "Dutchess" and "the Gang". Justin Simon played in We Acediasts while living in Japan, and now lives in New York, runs Mesh-Key Records and plays guitar in "Invisible Conga People."


  • Chris Leo, vocals
  • Danny Leo, drums
  • Dave Lerner, bass
  • Justin Simon, guitar


  • Answers 7" (1992)
  • Bread 7" (1993)
  • Lower GI Bleed 7" (1995)
  • Today Puberty, Tomorrow The World CD (1995)

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