|Origin||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Labels||Blocks, Out Of Touch|
|Past members||Jessie Stein|
SS Cardiacs formed in Toronto in 2004. They performed as part of Canada Music Week in March, 2005. That year the band released its sole album, Fear the Love, on Blocks in 2005. Stein's brother, José Miguel Contreras of By Divine Right, also participated in the album's recording. Fear the Love appeared on the !earshot campus and community radio chart in June.
Shortly after the album's release, Lloyd and Snell left the band due to internal tensions, and Stein instead toured to support the album with a lineup that included Leon Taheny, The Meligrove Band's Mike Small and keyboardist Owen Pallett. With a more robust sound, the group released one last track entitled "Oh No!" via the Volume II 7" vinyl compilation on Out Of Touch Records.
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