Triclops! began in 2005 as an experiment in trans Bay friendship. Christian Beaulieu from San Francisco's Bottles and Skulls bravely chose to collaborate with cross town rival/would-be-ally Johnny from Oakland's Fleshies. They made a tape with echo-laden guitars and drums, the vocals run through broken solid state amps with phaser
explosion. The duo attacked noise pedals/tape loops/randomly modified guitars and began to realize the band required a rhythm section.
Finding their native punk scene poached dry of experimental-friendly comrades, they randomly responded to a Craigslist ad and struck gold in a brutally talented drummer named Phil from the defunct band Lower Forty-Eight. By January of 2006 they called out to megaveteran bass player Larry Boothroyd (of Victim's Family/Hellworms/Saturn's Flea Collar fame) and Triclops! was born, a mutation of this hybrid gene pool. In August 2006, Triclops! recorded the Cafeteria Brutalia EP (w/ engineer Phil Manley of Trans Am, Fucking Champs, Golden) for renowned Chicago indie label SickRoom. It was also released on picture disc format on with a 12" Picture Disc version on Missing Finger Records from Brooklyn. On September 9th, 2007 Gold Standard Labs (original home of Mars Volta, the Locust, !!!, and many others) ended its long run as an active label with the Triclops! picture disc 7 inch "Too Many Humans".
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