Pep Squad is a punky power-pop quartet from Portland, Oregon that is equally influenced by pop and underground, emo-core punk. Lead guitarist Bryan Everett and his sister Kim formed the band in 1995. Through a series of lucky breaks, they found themselves playing as a substitute band at the Northwest Music Festival that year. Their performance earned great acclaim, and within a year they had released an eponymous debut on the indie label, Bionic. The group continued to tour behind the record in 1997, eventually attracting attention from major labels. By the end of the year, they had signed to the Capitol-EMI subdivision, BEC Recordings. Their first release for BEC, No Doy!, was released in early 1998.
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