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TSUNAMI, John Pamer, Kristin Thomson, Andrew Webster, band

Tsunami.

ORIGINAL MEMBERS

John Pamer,

Kristin Thomson,

Jenny Toomey,

Andrew Webster


1997-98 LINE-UP

Amy Domingues,

Luther Gray,

Bob Massey,

Kristin Thomson,

Jenny Toomey


HOMETOWN

Washington, D.C.


MOST POPULAR

Deep End


ALSO

TSUNAMI on Wikipedia

Jenny/Kristin's Future of Music


DESCRIPTION

Tsunami was an American indie rock band from Arlington, Virginia, formed by housemates Jenny Toomey and Kristin Thomson in late 1990 to play at New Year's party. They enlisted former housemate John Pamer to play drums and Andrew Webster from Jenny's previous band Geek to complete the line up.


RELATED ARTISTS

GRENADINE (Jenny)

LICORICE (Jenny)

Teen-Beat 100 album
TSUNAMI, band, Jenny Toomey, John Pamer, Kristin Thomson, Andrew Webster

Jenny, John, Kristin, Andrew
Photo by [unknown]


BIOGRAPHY

Tsunami was an American indie rock band from Arlington, Virginia, formed by housemates Jenny Toomey and Kristin Thomson in late 1990 to play at New Year's party. They enlisted former housemate John Pamer to play drums and Andrew Webster from Jenny's previous band Geek to complete the line up.

Following their inception, Tsunami split their time between touring, recording various 7" singles and devoting time to Toomey & Thomson's Simple Machines record label- from which Tsunami would release the majority of their own music. The band recorded their debut album, Deep End during the summer of 1992. However, due to manufacturing and mixing problems this was not released until early 1993. It was then that the band were invited to play the side stage at Lollapalooza, going on to play six shows with Sebadoh, Free Kitten and Thurston Moore. After the release of the band's second album The Heart's Tremolo, Tsunami completed two tours of the US, a tour of England, and an appearance at the Phoenix Festival on the Melody Maker Stage.

In 1995, Tsunami continued to tour the States and also managed to release their third album World Tour and Other Destinations. The band subsequently had an official one year hiatus whilst John attended UMASS Amherst to complete his undergraduate degree.

Following his graduation in 1996, John decided to stay in Amherst in order to save up so he could move to New York City. With this in mind, Tsunami enlisted the services of another Arlington drummer, Luther Gray. Having practiced with Gray for six months, the band recorded their fourth album at the Kingsize Soundlabs in Chicago. The result, A Brilliant Mistake, was released in August 1997 on Simple Machines. The band embarked on another US tour to promote the album, taking on new members, Amy Domingues (bass) and Bob Massey (guitar & keyboards).

In 1998, Toomey & Thomson took the decision to call time on the Simple Machines Record Label. The event was marked by the 'Simple Machines Finale party' at which the band performed. Whilst the end of the record label also marked the end of musical releases from Tsunami, they subsequently fulfilled a short East Coast tour in the same year. Toomey & Thomson joined up for two sets between 2001 and 2003 with a mixture of former members and guest musicians to perform at the Ladyfest festivals in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.

DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Headringer
split single with Velocity Girl
split holiday single with Velocity Girl
Geniuses Of Crack
Souvenir Folder
Working Holiday, August [with Small Factory]
Matchbook
24 Hour Service
Be Like That
split single with Superchunk
Poodle


ALBUMS

Deep End
The Heart's Tremolo
World Tour and Other Destinations
A Brilliant Mistake


COMPILATIONS

Inclined Plane
Teen-Beat 100
Crackers
Lollapalooza '93
Echoes from the Nation's Capital
The Machines
Monsters of Rock II
Working Holiday [box set]
The Day We Killed Grunge
Our Band Could Be Your Life
Compulsiv III


RELATED

Choke
Geek
Grenadine
Jenny Toomey
Licorice


SONGS

460
Answerman
Be Like That
Beauty Pt. II
Bossa Nova
Brickbook Building
Candyman
Could Have Been Christmas
Courage
Cowed By the Blah Blah
Crackers
David Foster Wallace
DMFH
Double Shift
Enter Misguided
Fast Food Medicine
Fits and Starts
Flameproof Suit
Geniuses of Crack
Gold Digger
Goldigger
Great Mimes
The Heart's Tremolo
Hockey
In a Name
Kickball Babe
Kidding on the Square
Le Bride D'Elegance
Left Behind
Liar's Dice (Flight of the Chickens)
Load Hog
Loud is as Loud Does
Loud Nova
Lucky
The Match
Newspaper
Not Living
Old City
Old Grey Mare
P.B.S.
Poodle
Punk Means Cuddle
Quietnova
She Cracked
Ski Trip
Skinny
Slaw
Slugger
Sniffy
Sometimes a Notion
The Spook
Stupid Like a Fox
Unbridled
Valentine
Walking Tour
Water's Edge
Waxed
The Workers are Punished
World Tour
Writing Letters