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Eric's Trip

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Eric's Trip were a Canadian indie rock band hailing from Moncton, New Brunswick. Forming in 1990 when musicians Rick White and Chris Thompson of The Forest joined Julie Doiron and Ed Vaughan (who was later replaced by Mark Gaudet of Purple Knight), they took their name from a Sonic Youth song. They emulated the distorted guitar of Dinosaur Jr., the unconventional song structure of Pavement, and the lo-fi aesthetic of Sonic Youth. Rick White described their sound as "sappy melodic pop music on top of thick distortion."

Eric's Trip were the first Canadian band, and one of three Atlantic Canadian bands, to be signed to Seattle's Sub Pop Records in the early 1990's. (The others were Jale and The Hardship Post.)

The band broke up in 1996, but reunited in 2001 for one final tour. Bassist Julie Doiron currently has a successful solo career, Rick White and Mark Gaudet play in Elevator, and Chris Thompson enjoyed some fame as Moon Socket.

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Discography

  • Eric's Trip (1990, Independent)
  • Catapillars EP (1991, Independent)
  • Drowning EP (1991, Independent)
  • Warm Girl (1992, Independent)
  • Belong EP (1992, NIM)
  • Peter EP (1993, Murderecords)
  • Songs About Chris EP (1993, Sub Pop)
  • Julie and the Porthole to Dimentia EP (1993, Sappy)
  • Love Tara (1993, Sub Pop)
  • The Gordon Street Haunting EP (1993, Sub Pop)
  • Forever Again (1995, Sub Pop)
  • Purple Blue (1996, Sub Pop)
  • Long Days Ride 'Till Tomorrow (1997, Sappy)
  • The Eric's Trip Show (2001, Teenage USA)

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