The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up is a 5 piece band formed in 1997 in Oakland, California. Named after a high school friend of the band, their highly textured sound spans the range from indie to post-rock. They have released three full lengths on Absolutely Kosher Records. As of 2006, the band is on hiatus. The band includes leadsinger Paul Gonzenbach, drummer Ryan Craven, bassist Frankie Koeller and on guitat both Noah Blumberg and ian connelly.