My So-Called Band was a punk rock band from Charlotte, North Carolina, active in the 1990s and 2000s.

My So-Called Band
OriginCharlotte, North Carolina, United States
GenresPunk rock
Years active1995 (1995)–2004 (2004)
LabelsYesha, A1S, SW
Past membersChris Peigler, Luke Warm, Patrick Korson, Chris Bean, Ryan McGinnis, Chris Loebs, Kevin Gavagan

History edit

The band was started in 1995 by singer-bassist Chris Peigler, guitarist Luke Warm, and drummer Patrick Korson.[1] Prior thereto, Peigler had been a member of several other bands, including Intensive Care and Proletariat Madonna,[2] and has also contributed to the fanzine Razorcake.[3] In 2001, they started their own record label known as "Suicide Watch Records".[4] In 2002, they began recording their third album, Always Something There To Destroy Me, at the Recording Den with Mark Puerello.[5] Their Final Record Weapon of Mass Destruction was recorded and released in 2004, after which, Peigler and, then drummer, Kevin Gavagan formed the band Rogue Nations with long time friend Eric Seitlin.

Style edit

My So-Called Band's music, which was made deliberately to sound like that of pioneering punk rock musicians, has been described as "like Steve Forbert might've [sounded] if he'd fronted the MC5 while on the lam from all those Next Big Dylan delusionals,"[2] and like what would happen if "the Clash and The Ramones had mixed their musical chromosomes."[6] They were also called " the Charlotte, N.C., answer to modern punk-rock" by Sarah Lee.[7]

Peigler's death edit

Peigler died on January 8, 2014, at the age of 50.[8]

Discography edit

  • My So-Called Band (1997)  - Yesha
  • The Punk Girl Next Door (2000)  - Yesha
  • Always Something There to Destroy Me (2003)  - A1s
  • Weapons of Mass Distortion (2004)  - SW Records

References edit

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "My So-Called Band". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b Riegel, Richard (20 February 2001). "Our Bodies, Our Salves". Village Voice. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Weapons of Mass Distortion". Razorcake. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  4. ^ Farris, Lynn (3 November 2001). "Intune: Divine Inspiration". Creative Loafing Charlotte. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  5. ^ Farris, Lynn (10 July 2002). ""Ready" For Release". Creative Loafing Charlotte. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Band's raw punk sound gives album retro flavor". Augusta Chronicle. 13 May 2003. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  7. ^ Lee, Sarah (28 December 2000). "Post-punk alive in Athens". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  8. ^ Hahne, Jeff (8 January 2014). "Local musician Chris Peigler dies". Creative Loafing Charlotte. Retrieved 29 May 2014.