Sic Alps

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Sic Alps
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Years active 2004–2013
Labels Siltbreeze Drag City

Sic Alps were an American garage rock band from San Francisco, California. They have released music on Siltbreeze, Drag City, Woodsist, and several other independent record labels.

After signing with Siltbreeze, the group released U.S. EZ in 2008.[1] A full-length was released on Drag City early in 2011.[2]

Following the band's break-up, bassist Tim Hellman joined Thee Oh Sees, with frontman Mike Donovan forming the band Peacers, and releasing a self-titled album, produced by Ty Segall.[3]



  • Pleasures and Treasures (Animal Disguise, 2006)
  • A Long Way Around to a Shortcut (Animal Disguise, 2008)
  • U.S. EZ (Siltbreeze, 2008)
  • Napa Asylum (Drag City, 2011)
  • Sic Alps (Drag City, 2012)
  • Four Virgins split w/ California Lightening (City, 2004)
  • The Soft Tour in Rough Form (Mt. St. Mtn, 2006)
  • Teenage Alps cassette EP (Animal Disguise, 2006)
  • Semi-Streets 7" (Skulltones, 2006)
  • Description of the Harbor (Awesome Vistas, 2007)
  • Strawberry Guillotine 7" (Woodsist, 2007)
  • Fool's Mag cassette EP (Folding, 2008)
  • United one sided 7" (Throbbing Gristle cover) (Important, 2008)
  • L. Mansion 7" (Slumberland, 2009)
  • Split with Magik Markers (Yik Yak, 2009)
  • Breadhead (Drag City, 2011)
  • Battery Townsley (Drag City, 2011)
  • Vedley (Drag City, January 2012)
  • She's On Top (Drag City, May 2013)
Compilation appearances
  • "Latin from Hip Hop Shop Sweepers Vol. 1 CD (777was666, 2006)
  • "Strepix from The World's Lousy With Ideas Vol. 8 LP (Almost Ready, 2009)
  • "Don't Forget About Jack" from Stuffs LP (Compost Modern Art Recordings, 2010)
  • "Anasazi Chemist" from Gaman: A Ceremony for Japan (Electric Temple, 2011)