Eureka California are an indie rock duo that formed in Athens, Ga., via Raleigh, Nc., in the late 2000s.
Comprising vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Jake Ward and drummer Marie A. Uhler, the band captures the slacker rock sound of the '90s (Pavement, Butterglory) while injecting it with a touch of post-millennial angst. They released a single, Modern Times, for hometown label Happy Happy Birthday to Me in the spring of 2011 followed by their debut album Big Cats Can Swim in 2012 and Crunch in 2014, both on HHBTM. For their third album in three years, Ward and Uhler traveled to England, working with MJ from Hookworms at his Suburban Home Studios. The resulting Versus was Eureka California's most powerful-sounding effort to date, with blown-out guitar and howling vocals. It was released by HHBTM in early 2016. The following year saw the band release the single "Wigwam" and 2018 will see a string of tour dates and a fourth LP, also recorded at Suburban Home.