The Electra is an American underground rock group from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Formed in 1985 by Brian Nixon and Jeff Carlson, and later joined by Chris Manak (Peanut Butter Wolf). The Electra influenced several musical artists, especially through the ongoing musical production of the various members of the group. The music consisted of alternative, punk, hip-hop, and avant-garde influences.
After three indie releases, (The Electra, 1987; Isaac, Felia, The Alley Bricks and Rain, 1988, and Silent People, 1989), The Electra put out one major release, USAmerica, with Epithet/Americanon Records.