A branch-off of the Evanston, IL, duo Jason and Alison, Verbow is a power pop band greatly enhanced by singer/guitarist Jason Narducy's punk roots and Alison Chesley
's mesmerizing cello.
Jason and Alison had expanded into the band Skinny after adding drummer David Suycott and bassist Jason Block, but they soon changed their name to Verbow -- a British Skinny already had dibs on the name. Drummer Mark Doyle
and bassist Luke Rothschild replaced Suycott and Block
, respectively. Friend and fan Bob Mould
produced the band's EP Holiday, as well as their first CD, Chronicles; both were released in 1997. Doyle subsequently left the group and was replaced by Mould
's touring drummer Matt Hammon during the early-1999 recording of the band's next album; after the album was completed, Rothschild also departed, with former Lotus Crown
bassist Lennie Dietsch coming onboard. Titled White Out and produced by Brad Wood, the album's release was delayed until the summer of 2000. ~ Gina Boldman, Rovi