An upbeat garage rock four-piece from Sacramento, CA. They formed in 2001 and were originally known as The Clap. The line-up was: Jason Patrone (vocals), Chris Woodhouse (guitar), Ed Carroll (drums), and Zack Olson (bass). A brief history: there was an initial CDR-EP that was recorded on Chris' 8-Track as The Clap, which later was shifted to FM Knives. This had early recordings of a few songs off of Useless & Modern, plus English Beat's "Two Swords" and The Kinks' "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy." Not too long after that all the material for Useless & Modern was recorded.