The group is influenced by Balinese gamelan, bagpipes, banjo, cats, and large trucks with horns, as well as Dracula and anything that sucks blood. This diverse grouping of interests has resulted in some off-shoot products named: Van Panda, Pss, Soothing Ouch, Opera Cats, Bobb Bruno, and solo performances by Matt Hutchinson and Rafe Mandel, and Rincy Samucake.
They've played with: Merzbow, Crib, Thurston Moore, Nels Cline, Deerhoof, Boredoms, Cat Power, Dirty Three, Chrome, Unwound, Low, Red Krayola, Beck, The Geraldine Fibbers, Mogwai, Thinking Fellers Union, authentic Solid Eye, Extended Organ, Upsilon Acrux, lowercase, and many more.
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Photo by David Weiner.