Genres: Post-Punk, New Wave
Excuses For Skipping is a post-punk quartet from San Francisco, California. Linda Moody's soaring vocals play out against her own distinct style of sheet metal and bike frame percussion and rhythm guitar riffs. Tammy Fortin's lead guitar stabs and cinematic noise interwoven against Wendy Brents' heavy bass melodies and Robert Ryan's madman drumming create a compelling texture that commands the room with the first note. Excuses for Skipping’s high energy, live performance has generated a loyal following both locally and internationally, as they are known for an intense live show that is both unpredictable and inspired. Currently, Excuses For Skipping is recording their third album at Wild Turkey Recording Studios in the woods of Sonoma County with co-producers, John Hopen and Patrick Ballard.
History: In 2007, Excuses For Skipping released their critically acclaimed full-length album, Out Of Work Early produced by Tony Espinoza (New Order, Robin Gutherie of Cocteau Twins,Thom York of Radiohead and The Shins) and Gregg Marks (Jason Mraz, May I Be Frank) The LA Music Awards nominated the song Gravity as "Best Single Of The Year.” In 2011, they released their second album, Tonic For Hysteria. Tonic For Hysteria has a raw gut wrenching sound that is at once both powerful and vulnerable. It was ranked #1 in Deli Magazine's "Year End Best Of SF" poll for emerging artists". In 2012, lead guitarist Tammy Fortin moved to Michigan and the band went on hiatus. Tammy moved back to the Bay Area and they returned to the studio in 2016 to begin their third full length album "Escape From Earth". The band expects to release the full album ON VINYL courtesy of Wild Turkey Recording, in 2017. ”