Field Trip to Cakeland
The Ethels formed in the summer of 2002 in the upstairs bedroom of Adam's mom's house in Fort Worth, Texas. At the time we had an acoustic guitar and a $15 drumset designed for a child (ages 2-5). We wrote our first song in about 20 minutes, and with that, we were a band. A few weeks later we upgraded our gear (not by much) and played at Tom Prejean's open mic at Club Dada in Deep Ellum, Dallas. After a 15 minute set, Tom told us to keep playing. Unfortunately, we didn't know any more songs, so there was no encore. The following month, Ethel relocated to Los Angeles and Adam followed shortly thereafter. At a Halloween party in October of 2002 we met Gordon Bash, who plays bass for Mankind is Obsolete and for Marty and Elayne at the Dresden Room in Los Angeles. He came to one of our shows and offered to record a demo for us in the summer of 2003. We continued to play shows in and around LA, but the band decided to take a hiatus in the summer of 2004 to focus on other avenues. After a year of rest, Gordon joined the band as our bass player. Our first full-length album 'Field Trip to Cakeland' will be available in August of 2006. We are old enough to be our parents.