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Washington DC, United States (1992 – 1994)

Hoover was an American band from Washington, DC. Hoover was formed in 1992, and went on to produce some of the more intense music to appear on the Dischord Records label in the 1990s. Unusually, three of the four members shared vocal duties equally. They are often credited as being a progenitor of math rock along with bands like Drive Like Jehu; indeed, while the band did definitely display influences from DC indie pioneers Fugazi, they also drew comparisons to DLJ and other non-DC bands. Hoover split up in 1994, and have reformed twice: once in 1997 to record a mini-album of ‘odds and ends’, and again in 2004 to tour the US and Europe. It is not clear whether the band will continue to be active. Other projects in which members of Hoover have been involved include The Crownhate Ruin, June of 44, Abilene and Regulator Watts.


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  • AprilPhantom


    7 Apr 7:47pm Reply
  • severalg

    I found the LP a little underwhelming at first because it didn't live up to the picture that certain reviews had painted in my head, but I'm starting to like it more and more. If you haven't you should also check out Regulator Watts (the band) and Abilene as they have shared members.

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • eric_montana

    this is one of the best albums ever so glad I re-discovered it after all these years

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • spareanygp


    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • juanchopepe2

    Aww father take a look at me

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • joemcmaster

    2wicky triphopbruhbawww

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • jamesastaylor

    Both the EP and album are great. Lurid is a mind blowing album that not to many people know about.. one the first pioneers of emo punk.

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • dontsagemebro

    so incredible.

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Pumpkinfaced

    Why are this band not bigger? They had potential to be up there with Fugazi... and I know that's almost sacrilegious.

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Diothalamus

    this band is awesome, can't believe i never heard them til now

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Opice

    Fred Forskine?

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • OnTheVista

    Fred Erskine bass lines makes this something a bit special though imo - good though both band are..

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Valmakar

    sometimes even Ian Svenonious' bands sound the same - it's okay

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • LifeHatesMe

    It doesn't explain why sometimes they sound exactly the same. Good band though.

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Valmakar


    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • LifeHatesMe

    Are you talking about DC sound?

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Valmakar

    u mad? there were plenty bands sharing that sound, and imho Fugazi aren't the best

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • LifeHatesMe

    Fugazi wannabe?

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • draper23

    weeds.what a great song

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • SaucyPete


    22 Sep 2011 Reply
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