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Dave Mead: Drums, Electronics, Percussion | Garrett Prange: Bass guitar, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals

Genre: Punk, Rock

RIYL: Ditches, Cuckoo Chaos, Deadphones

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Influences: Sonic Youth, Polvo, Women


Grungy, angular post-punk band Exasperation features Dave Mead (Mañanaland, Chairs Missing) and Garrett Prange (Mothlight). The two Encinitas natives played together in post-punk outfit Ditches, departing after one EP, before both taking turns with Cuckoo Chaos and Deadphones.

After forming Exasperation together, they began recording in their own Encinitas home studio. A two-song release called Points of Light dropped in summer 2016.

“I finally get to play what I want,” Prange told the Reader. “I would like to eventually bring music from serious-hobby level to semi-professional level...we’ve learned what we don’t want to do, which is more important than what you want to do, because you can avoid landmines. Now, you go around stuff instead of plowing right through and getting your legs blown off.”



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