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STATIC FACTION
 
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Biography
Discography/mp3s
reviews
Images
 
 

Static Faction(left to right)- Danny
Lovefinger, Jennifer Shagawat,
Curt Hausaman, and J. Lee.


Static Faction[left to right]- J. Lee,
Jennifer Shagawat, and Steve
Ackerman.

Biography

Music lovers unite forming
a spinechilling soundscape of
melodic rock songs accompanied
with ambiant moods in the form
of sounds. Is it circus punk?
sort of. Static Faction music
is new and unique yet familiar.
Like deja-vu, you'll swear
you've heard it before but you
haven't. So listen to it, take
a chance, tell your friends.
Because if you don't love it
now, you will later when
everybody else does! Static
Faction isn't a fad, it's a
lifestyle, and we can't stop.
It's melodic, it's chaotic,
it's prehistoric, it's
futuristic, it's 1997, it's
thrift rock, it's
Static Faction. 
 


 


J Lee • Jen Shag • Danny • Kurt • Steve

 

Discography/mp3s

Static Faction/50 million
luv ya bye bye/
starcleaner 1996


7" split single


Hindi Rock Punk Raga
starcleaner 1998


12" vinyl
Analog Girl
starcleaner 2004

full-length
internet release
Pretential/Ritual Instance
rodent records 1997

7" vinyl



 

Mission Accomplished
dill records 1997

cd complilation



 

reviews


SF WEEKLY 1997
Zingy Clingy

According to Static Faction guitarist J.Lee,
their first gig- a show at the Purple Onion-
clocked in at a sparse 19 minutes. Now a year old
the band had more to play at a recent Friday night
show at the Peacock Lounge. The ultra-comfy
confines of the venue made it feel like a
backyard kegger, and the filled to capacity
room had people sitting at tables,standing in
front of the makeshift stage, and lying on the
floor. Arriving midset, I found that there were no
more bottles of Heineken at the bar, only cans of
Bud and Miller. Many seemed well on there way to
a sloshy good time as Static Faction charmed the
crowd with fuzz-pedalled sweet nothings, chords
and burbles from the farfisa and a moog-type
organ, and a whole heap of artistic temperament.
Organ player Steve Ackerman's style more then
once recalled the Who's "pinball wizard," with
fast and furiousarpegios, most noteably on
"Flyhunter". Lee's guitar work creaked and
reeked of noise soaked damage. And moments
before their noodling grew tiresome, Static
Faction took the crowd into a tranquil bridge
and then busted out of the stoney psychedelia
Drummer Jennifer Shagawat offered halftime
beats to allow the crowd to trance a bit.
They did. Lee's guitar lines in these moments
held the crowd in puppet strings. The circus
porn of "transcience" used Ackerman's
chromatically ascending and descending farty
farfisa bass line figures and Lee's seemingly
tuneless guitar leads to spin the listener
into a mini-chasm of nausea. Each beat of
Shagawat's snare registered like a can-can
dancer's kick.
Static Faction puts its music first. Lee's
voice is little more than mush mouthed bratty
prattle, with an occasional falsetto thrown in
for variety, but it adds wonderfully to the mix.
The band was all smiles when it coaxed its
instruments to sound out, and the resulting din
that rose seemed to be it's defining mark,
a sonic fingerprint.
by Howard Myint



 

 

images

 


Fireside Bowl,Chicago tour 1998

J 1998 Monterey

Curt 1998 Monterey

Jen 1998 Monterey

Static Faction at Starcleaners 1998

Jessie at Rodent Records studio 1997

Duxbury, Mass. 1997

J at starcleaners 1997

Jen at starcleaners 1998

Static Faction at starcleaners 1998

Dan 1998

Curt 1998

Jen 1998

J 1998

Static Faction tour 1997 Steve, J and Jen

somewhere on I-10 1997

Static Faction at starcleaners 1996

Static faction starcleaners 1996

J at community thrift 1996

Jen and J at starcleaners acoustic damage 1996

Jen in the kitchen at starcleaners 1996

Static Faction at the Fillmore 1997

Static Faction at EJ's,Portland 1997

Static Faction Eugene,Or. 1997


J Lee, Eugene,OR 1997


J, Anton,and Steve in L.A. 1997

J and Steve backstage at the Fillmore 1997

Static Faction 1996


Static Faction 1996
 

Salina Kansas , tour 1998