Oxford Collapse

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Oxford Collapse
Oxford Collapse in Barcelona.jpg
Oxford Collapse playing in Barcelona
Background information
OriginNew York City
GenresIndie rock
Years active2002–2009
LabelsSub Pop
MembersMichael Pace
Adam Rizer
Dan Fetherston
Past membersYong Sing da Silva
Mike Henry

Oxford Collapse were an indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The members include Michael Pace on vocals & guitars, Dan Fetherston on drums and Adam Rizer on bass & vocals.


Oxford Collapse first released a limited press self-titled EP for the HCR label in 2002.

Shortly after they signed to Kanine Records, a label based in New York City/Brooklyn, where they released their first full-length album Some Wilderness in April 2004. This was followed by a remix of a track from the album titled "Melting the Ice Queen" in July of that year.

In October, the band released a 7" vinyl EP, entitled Songs For The Singers Of Panthers, on Discoloration Records before releasing their final effort from Kanine Records, A Good Ground.

The band then signed to indie label Sub Pop, where they released Remember The Night Parties in October 2006. The album earned a 7.9 out of 10 from Pitchfork Media, who also rated "Please Visit Your National Parks" 96th in their year-end "Top 100 Tracks of 2006" feature.

The latest studio album Bits was released on August 5, 2008. They supported We Are Scientists on their UK tour.

In June 2009, the band announced their split after eight years together.[1]

Mike Pace has subsequently gone on to form the band The Child Actors, who released their first single in March 2012.[2]





  • "Decking the Classics" (2006, Version City)
  • "Please Visit Your National Parks" (2006) Sub Pop
  • "Spike of Bensonhurst" (2008, Flameshovel)
  • "The Birthday Wars" (2008, Sub Pop)
  • "Young Love Delivers" (2008, Sub Pop)
  • "Oxford Collapse & Joggers split 7"" (2009, Cocktail Partner)


  1. ^ "Oxford Collapse Break Up". Pitchfork. 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  2. ^ "The Child Actors – "Summer Lawns" & "McKinley" (Stereogum Premiere)". Stereogum. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2013-01-14.

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