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Autoclave

Christina Billotte and Melissa Berkoff initially began playing together in a Washington, DC band calledHazmat in 1989, but then joined up with Nikki Chapman and Mary Timony to form Autoclave. Autoclavereleased a 7" on the "DisKord" label, a joint effort between Dischord and Olympia, Washington's KRecords. The band's second release was a posthumous 10" released on Christina's label, MiraRecords. After the band split up, the members went off in different directions. Nikki went to Olympia,Melissa headed to New Orleans, Mary went to Boston (where she would form Helium) and Christinastayed in D ...read more

Christina Billotte and Melissa Berkoff initially began playing together in a Washington, DC band calledHazmat in 1989, but then joined up with Nikki Chapman and Mary Timony to form Autoclave. Autoclavereleased a 7" on the "DisKord" label, a joint effort between Dischord and Olympia, Washington's KRecords. The band's second release was a posthumous 10" released on Christina's label, MiraRecords. After the band split up, the members went off in different directions. Nikki went to Olympia,Melissa headed to New Orleans, Mary went to Boston (where she would form Helium) and Christinastayed in DC and went on to form Slant 6, Quix-o-tic and The Casual Dots. Autoclave was a band thatdefied classification and context, and their music was unique and lasting enough that Dischord decidedto release a discography CD in 1997. « hide

Similar Bands: Sleater-Kinney, Slant 6, Helium

Autoclave
1997

3.1
9 Votes

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