XDS create a colorful, genre blending style of Psychedelic Dance-Punk. They integrate elements of Krout rock, no-wave and 12 tone composition wrapped in vibey blown-out synth noises.
Over the past 20 years they’ve produced 11 releases and toured internationally as well as thought the US.
They were formally based out of Portland and also Oakland as Experimental Dental School where the won the Guardian’s best of the bay “Best Weirdo Band award”.
Shoko Horikawa plays drums and Jesse Hall plays Guitar-o-bass (combination bass and guitar), synths samplers, loops, and voice.
In their free time they enjoy running, crochet and heavy petting of assorted animals. Did you read this all the way to end? Well then you rule – thanks! Jesse and Shoko.
Forest Field (2009) full length – self released CD https://www.discogs.com/Experimental-Dental-School-Forest-Field/release/5110628
Jane Doe Loves Me (2008) – full length – vinyl, CD, digital – (TCWGA – Germany), (Cochon records – US) https://www.discogs.com/Experimental-Dental-School-Jane-Doe-Loves-Me/release/3971279
2 1/2 Creatures (2006) – full length – vinyl, CD, digital – TCWGA (Germany), (Deleted Art – Sweden), (Cochon records – US) https://www.discogs.com/Experimental-Dental-School-2-12-Creatures/release/1803267
Hideous Dance Attack!!! (2003) – full length – vinyl, CD, digital – (TCWGA – Germany)
SINGLES / COMPS
–Split CD with Eniac – (TCWGA – Germany)
–Eccentrics#3 (Tenzenmen – Australia) – comp with sabot, astro can caravan
–Memory Lab Split 7″ record with Japan’s Limited Express Has Gone (Memory Lab – Japan)
–Memory Lab Split CD with Japan’s Limited Express Has Gone (Memory Lab – Japan)
–Deleted Art Split 7″ record with Japan’s Limited Express Has Gone (Deleted Art – Sweden)
–Cragstan Astronaut Split 7″ record with Italy’s Blown Paper Bags (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)