Scrabbel was formed in 1999 with old high school friends, Becky Barron (#poundsign#) and Dan Lee (Aislers Set), and followed with a self-titled release available on Kittridge Records.
At the end of 2002 Dan began recording the next Scrabbel CD. 2003 proved to be a busy year for the Aislers Set, so recording became sporadic at best, but by the first half of 2004 a new CD was completed. The kazoos and speak n spells from the 1st record were traded in for cellos and violins on the 2nd record, "1909".
Some guest performers include Alicia Vanden Heuval (Aislers Set), Gary Olson (Ladybug Transistor), and Pete Nguyen (Total Shutdown and Ee). The live band has grown from a 2 piece to a larger ensemble of friends, including Hellen Jo, Nathalie Roland, Stanley Lam, and Atsushi Murase, featuring everything from drums, guitars, cello, violin, organ, and xylophone.
Scrabbel was recently named one of the top ten bands in 2004 to 'graduate from the local scene and take on the world' by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
» contact Scrabbel • visit their website • listen to "1909"