Before forming Out Hud in 1996, Phyllis Forbes and Molly Schnick played together in Bay Area punk outfit the Tourettes while other bandmembers continue to play in electro-glitch funk band Chik, Chik, Chik. 2002's debut EP, S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D., mixes cello with power tools, beats and zany song titles like "Dad, There's A Little Phrase Called Too Much Information." Let Us Never Speak Of It Again released in 2005, explores a warmer, poppier area pioneered by 1980s synth heroes, the Human League, and raises the bar with song titles like "Dear Mr. Bush, There Are! Over 100 Words For Sh*t, And Only One For Music, F*ck You, Out Hud." Never afraid to spend years polishing and tweaking in the mixing room, yet simultaneously famous for some spectacular live performances, Out Hud are an honest band continuing to make honest music.