The Lashes

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The Lashes
The Lashes at Bumbershoot 2007
The Lashes at Bumbershoot 2007
Background information
OriginSeattle, Washington, United States
GenresPower pop
Years active2000 - 2008
Red Ink
Associated actsKay Kay and His Weathered Underground
The House of Breaking Glass
Palmer, AK
Strong Killings
WebsiteOfficial site
MembersBen Clark
Nate Mooter
Eric Howk
Scotty Rickard
Jacob Hoffman
Mike Loggins

The Lashes were a Seattle-based power pop band that formed in 2000 and became inactive in 2008.

In 2004, the Lashes released the Stupid Stupid EP, produced by John Goodmanson, on Lookout! Records. Goodmanson also produced their debut album, Get It, released by Columbia Records in 2006.

On May 5, 2007, Lashes guitarist Eric Howk fell into a 12-foot-deep (3.7 m) hole at a construction site near a friend's house and broke several vertebrae and severed his spine.[1][2] The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. On May 17, 2007, the McLeod Residence hosted a benefit for Howk. Donations collected at the event raised money to help cover his medical bills.[3][4][5]

The band continued to perform and played at Bumbershoot 2007 that September.[6]

The band self-released Thank You Side A on January 1, 2008. It was released exclusively at Sonic Boom Records and produced by John Goodmanson.



  1. ^ "Erik Howk, Lashes Guitarist, Hospitalized." The Stranger. May 8, 2007.
  2. ^ "Eric Lashes Injured." Seattle Weekly. May 7, 2007.
  3. ^ Liz, Imaginary. "Win tix to the No Depression Festival | Three Imaginary Girls".
  4. ^ "Metroblogging Seattle: mcleod benefit for eric lashes on thursday". Archived from the original on September 1, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Benefit for Eric Lashes This Thursday | Line Out | The Stranger's Music Blog | The Stranger | Seattle's Only Newspaper".
  6. ^ "Q&A - The Lashes." January 11, 2008.

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