Until December

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Fronted by Texas native Adam Sherburne, Until December emerged from San Francisco in the mid-'80s playing up the dark, homoerotic undercurrents of their disco-style grooves but also adding a healthy dose…
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Fronted by Texas native Adam Sherburne, Until December emerged from San Francisco in the mid-'80s playing up the dark, homoerotic undercurrents of their disco-style grooves but also adding a healthy dose of hard rock guitar to the mechanical dance beats. The group signed to 415 Records, a Bay Area independent label which had a distribution deal with Columbia, and released the single "Secrets (I Won't Tell)," backed with "We Are the Boys," in 1985. Late the following year, Until December followed that up with their only album, a self-titled affair produced by Ken Kessie and contained a cover of Blondie's hit "Call Me," as well as the club favorite "Heaven" (the remix of which was backed, oddly enough, by an amazing sound-alike cover of Bauhaus' goth classic "Bela Lugosi's Dead") and a version of "Secrets" retitled "Forgive and Still Forget." That was it for the group, although Sherburne later went on to a somewhat higher-profile career in the early '90s as the leader of Consolidated, delving into industrial beats and extreme left-wing activism.