Alice Donut formed in the punk underground of New York City's Lower East Side in 1987, eventually releasing six studio albums and one live LP (recorded at CBGB's) before their initial break-up eight years later.
Stephen Moses played for a short while with Rasputina, while vocalist Tomas Antona and bassist Sissi Schulmeister started a family together. Schulmeister, Moses, and guitarist Michael Jung began playing together again for fun in the late '90s and after a couple of years of basement practices, the three convinced Antona to join in as well. An unpublicized reunion show took place in August of 2003, which served as a CD release party for their equally unpublicized reunion album, Three Sisters. The live DVD London, There's a Curious Lump in My Sack appeared in 2004, and another studio album, Fuzz, followed in 2006 on Howler Records. The band continued playing live, and returned to Alternative Tentacles for their tenth album, 2009's Ten Glorious Animals. Alice Donut celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2011 with a documentary, Freaks in Love, including interviews with Jello Biafra and Curt Kirkwood, among others.