2/9/18 – Chico CA at Duffy’s Tavern with Donald Beam (and band), Black Magnet
Planned for 2019:
SF, Oakland, LA, Portland, Seattle, NYC
2018 Show highlights:
Another clip from band practice (with silly imovie effects included). alSO Chico friends – if you can brave the rain Shoko and I are playing a house party on Sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/760166294121378
Posted by XDS on Friday, October 14, 2016
Rehearsal with Maximum Consent (dance performance group featuring Erin Lizardo, Claire Fong and Koko Hall). We are on 7:30 TONIGHT @Naked Lounge as part of Chico’s Valley Fever Festival.
Posted by XDS on Friday, April 20, 2018
Posted by Kelly McKeon on Sunday, March 26, 2017
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The guitar bends to the breaking point. Drums crack pump and coo. Synthesizer samples crisp & crackle. A voice howls. A sea of bees over a lake of pedals.
Nerdy dirty Jazz punk? vintage garage pop?
psychedelic world music?,, synth fractured dance beats?
Pretty? yes. Ugly? yes.
Shoko Horikawa & Jesse Hall started playing music together in 1998 as band called Meyow. They became Experimental Dental School in 2002 playing in a Trio formation; They lived and played in the San Francisco bay area for many years and has had several other drummers join in. In 2008 XDS moved to Portland Oregon & became a duo.
XDS has played all over the world – touring Japan, Europe (5 times) and the US many times. They have shared the stage with a wide variety of bands (from pure noise to pure pop bands) highlights include: Deerhoof (Japan and US tours), Liars, Joe Laly (Fugazi), The Shins, Deerhunter, Trans am, The Make up, Spoon, Matmos, Explode Into Colors, Earth, Black Dice, Coachwhips, Hella, and many other great friends.
Forest Field (2009) full length – self released CD
Jane Doe Loves Me (2008) – full length – vinyl, CD, digital – (TCWGA – Germany), (Cochon records – US)
2 1/2 Creatures (2006) – full length – vinyl, CD, digital – TCWGA (Germany), (Deleted Art – Sweden), (Cochon records – US)
Hideous Dance Attack!!! (2003) – full length – vinyl, CD, digital – (TCWGA – Germany)
—Split CD with Eniac – (TCWGA – Germany)
—Eccentrics#3 (Tenzenmen – Australia) – comp with sabot, astro can caravan
—Split 7′” record with Japan’s Limited Express Has Gone (Memory Lab – Japan)
—Split CD with Japan’s Limited Express Has Gone (Memory Lab – Japan)
—Split 7′” record with Japan’s Limited Express Has Gone (Deleted Art – Sweden)
—Split 7′” record with Italy’s Blown Paper Bags – —-Split 7″ (Cragstan Astronaut – Italy)
–Amoeba Music Compilation Vol. 5 (Hip Hop Slam – US)
–Lovers & Lollipops Compilation (Lovers & Lollypops – Portugal)
–Drop Dead Magazine Compilation (Drop Dead Magazine – Prague)
“XDS manages to make some highly accessible experimental pop music,
and the track below should explain the group’s popularity to the
uninitiated: it is a gorgeous, spacy, intensely weird piece of songwriting.”
“XDS took a set of drums and a guitar and electrified the anxious crowd.”
–Jennifer Monteagudo, CMJ.com (Irving plaza NYE CMJ 2008 show review)
–Andrew R Tonry, Portland Mercury
“surprisingly gnarly riffs”
–Nate Chinen, nyTimes.com
“Experimental Dental School is one of the most exciting and stunning bands I’ve heard in a while.”, “There’s a life and energy behind their work that’s rare and jaw-dropping”
–Michael Mannheimer, bibabidi.com
“There’s nothing not to love about these 12 off-kilter stabs of exuberantly creative freak rock.”
–By Scott A. Gray, Exclaim Magazine
“In a Word: Bold”, “Grade: A-”
–Aidan Castori, Aquarian magazine
“some of the strangest, yet musically impressive melodies concocted within the past three years.”
–Jay Ziegler, consequenceofsound.net (Jane Doe Loves Me review)
“Experimental Dental School’s second full-length album is as fun and clever as it is categorically indefinable.”
–Samuel Sharkey, Performer Magazine
“it’s is easy to understand why the band’s music sends their fans into hysterics at their live shows.”
–Stephen Cramer, AllMusic.com
“This is the affirmation of the thesis that music can indeed be art. ”
“Experimental Dental School creates music filled with vision, wit, and vitality”
–Alex K. Fong, SF BAY GUARDIAN
“All in all this record kicks an unreasonable amount of ***”
–Ryan Powers, Slug Magazine
Best of The Bay 2004 .. “If you haven’t checked out EDS’s debut album, Hideous Dance Attack!!!, do so immediately!”
–SF BAY GUARDIAN
“the perfect soundtrack for cruising through the city on a beautiful day.” “these are the dance traxx!!!! you will not be disappointed with this record!!!!”
— Noella Marie, KUSF
“2 1/2 Creatures confirms that E.D.S. are more than capable of making themselves equally at home in indie post-rock and no wave basements, jazz joints and circus tents.” “very coo!”
“I was so amazed by their creativity”
— Brian Shevlin, Heckler Magazine Portland OR
“EDS kick up a furious racket over the 10 tracks of Hideous Dance Attack!!!. ”
— Matt Fink, Skyscraper Magazine
“The band’s full-length debut, Hideous Dance Attack!!! was recently released to excited, if not baffled critical acclaim.”
— Dusted Magazine
Lets go out side and get away from the computer and be with friends?