The Evaporators

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The Evaporators
OriginVancouver, British Columbia
GenresGarage rock, punk rock, ska
Years active1986-present
LabelsAlternative Tentacles, Mint, Nardwuar
Associated actsThee Goblins, Destroyer, The New Pornographers
MembersNardwuar the Human Serviette
John Collins
David Carswell
Scott Livingstone
Past membersLisa Marr

The Evaporators is a Canadian garage rock band formed in 1986 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Nardwuar, its founding member, is also known for interviewing musicians and celebrities. As of 2007, the band consists of vocalist/keyboardist Nardwuar the Human Serviette,[1][2] guitarist David Carswell, bassist John Collins, and drummer Scott Livingstone.[3]


As well as recording and performing as a separate group, The Evaporators often collaborate with other musicians, including Rodney Graham and Andrew W.K. John Collins is a member of the band The New Pornographers[4] and David Carswell is in The Smugglers.

The band members also perform as Thee Goblins and sometimes under other names. Lisa Marr,[5] formerly of Cub, was also formerly a member of The Evaporators.

By 2008, the band had released four albums.[6] The Evaporators were featured on a compilation album, Busy Doing Nothing, in 2013,[7] and in 2016 the band released an album Ogopogo Punk. Most of their releases have been available on compact disc, vinyl,[8] and 8-track.


  • Stephen Hamm
  • David Carswell
  • Scott Livingstone
  • Nardwuar
  • Nick Thomas
  • Lisa Marr (former)



  • "Welcome to My Castle" (1992)
  • "I'm Going to France!" (1993)
  • "Honk the Horn" (2001)
  • "A Wild Pear" (Split 7" with Andrew W.K.) (2009)



  • Canadian Relics EP with the song "Coho? Coho!" (1995)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brian Fauteux (2 November 2015). Music in Range: The Culture of Canadian Campus Radio. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. pp. 158–. ISBN 978-1-77112-152-1.
  2. ^ Kevin Chong (2005). Neil Young Nation. Greystone Books Ltd. pp. 23–. ISBN 978-1-55365-116-1.
  3. ^ Kaitlin Fontana (1 October 2011). Fresh at Twenty: The Oral History of Mint Records. ECW Press. p. 183. ISBN 978-1-77090-052-3.
  4. ^ SPIN Media LLC (November 2005). SPIN. SPIN Media LLC. pp. 15–. ISSN 0886-3032.
  5. ^ Kevin Prested (1 December 2014). Punk USA: The Rise and Downfall of Lookout! Records. Microcosm Publishing. pp. 109–. ISBN 978-1-62106-612-5.
  6. ^ "Another Nardwuar-ticle". The Peak, Vol. 129, Issue 2. May 12, 2008. By Joe Paling. Archived from the original at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Nardwuar and the Evaporators – Busy Doing Nothing". Consequences of Sound, by David DiLillo on March 08, 2012.
  8. ^ "The Garage: Creative B.C. pledges $4.41m to B.C. music industry". Vancouver Sun, Tom Harrison, December 7, 2016
  9. ^ "Review: UBC olden goldies Nardwuar and the Evaporators’ Ogopogo Punk indicates they can’t be stopped or shaved". The Ubyssey, By Sean Harbottle Dec. 21, 2016
  10. ^ "Nardwuar flexes his skills on Ogopogo Punk". Georgia Strait, by Gregory Adams on December 25, 2016.

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