XDS create a colorful, playful, genre bending style of Psychedelic Dance-punk. Integrating elements of Krout rock, no-wave and 12 tone composition and blown-out synth noise.
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 with Shoko on drums.
XDS has played all over the world – touring Japan, Europe (5 times) and the US many times. The’ve 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), Deerhunter, Trans am, The Make up, Spoon, Matmos, Earth, Black Dice, Coachwhips.
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)