Guppyboy formed as an airy and generally gentle indie pop group with a hint of psychedelic Elephant 6 influences in Burlington, VT, in 1992. Consisting mostly of guitarist/singer Christopher Ziter, organist/vocalist Sasha Bell, guitarist/bassist/singer Zach Ward, guitarist Jeff Baron, and guitarist Michael Barrett, the band endured various lineup changes during its brief tenure. The band's one and only full-length release was 1997's Jeffersonville on Sudden Shame Records. Two vinyl singles were also released, including the band's debut, Shee, in 1994, and 1997's three-song York single. An astounding 22 cassette tapes of material were also released by the band. The band moved to Chicago for a year and a half in the midst of its tenure, before returning to Vermont. The band also appeared on four compilations on various independent labels. When the band disbanded in the late '90s, the members moved to New York City and some regrouped as the Essex Green, while also playing as members of Ladybug Transistor and the Sixth Great Lake.
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