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A Minor Forest

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Genre  Prog rock

Members  Andee Connors, Erik Hoversten, John Trevor Benson
Record labels  Thrill Jockey, My Pal God Records
Albums  Flemish Altruism (Constitu, Inindependence, So - Were They in Some Sor

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A Minor Forest was a San Francisco-based math rock band in the 1990s. The band formed after Andee Connors left his home in San Diego to start a career in music in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1992 he met bassist John Trevor Benson and guitarist Erik Hoversten, forming the band. They were musically related to the Louisville scene of post rock groups like Slint and had personal connections to the San Diego scene of Three Mile Pilot and related bands. Their songs had pop music, progressive rock, and punk rock influences and featured changing time signatures, sudden dynamic changes, silent pauses, unintelligible screaming, catchy, repeating melodic passages and absurd, in-joke titles. Their slogan was "A Minor Forest Supports the Destruction of Mankind." They formed in San Francisco in 1992 and, in addition to other smaller releases, put out three albums: Flemish Altruism (1996) and Inindependence (1998) on Chicago label Thrill Jockey Records, and So, Were They in Some Sort of Fight? (1999), a career-spanning compilation on My Pal God records. On November 9, 2013 they played for the first time in 15 years at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. Until that show, their previous show was held on November 1, 1998 at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.


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  • Erik Hoversten guitar, singing, yelling (also of Threnody Ensemble, Pinback)
  • Andee Connors drums, yelling (also of P.E.E., Lumen, tICWAR, Common Eider, King Eider). Played in the July 2007 Boredoms 77 Boadrum performance in Brooklyn, New York and the August 2008 Boredoms 88 Boadrum performance in Los Angeles, California. Co-owner of Aquarius Records (store).
  • John Trevor Benson bass and some vocals (also of Creepy Crawly Claw, tICWAR)
  • Dominique Davison plays cello on some tracks (also of Spitboy)
  • Discography

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  • Flemish Altruism (Constituent Parts 1993-1996) CD (Thrill Jockey, 1996)
  • Inindependence CD (Thrill Jockey, 1998)
  • ...So, Were They in Some Sort of Fight? double CD (My Pal God, 1999)

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    Erik's Budding RomanceInindependence · 1998
    The Dutch FistInindependence · 1998
    But the Pants Stay OnFlemish Altruism (Constituent Parts 1993–1996) · 1996


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