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Edsel was an indie rock/post-hardcore band from Washington, DC.
The group originally broke up in 1997, having released four full-length albums, an EP, and numerous 7" singles, including a split with Jawbox.
The band formed in 1988 by Sohrab Habibion (guitar and vocals, Savak, Obits), Steve Ward (bass), and Nick Pellicciotto (drums, Fugazi's live sound engineer). Over the years, the group's members would include Geoff Sanoff (bass), Steve Raskin (guitar, Thunderball & Fort Knox Five), Eli Janney (keyboards, Girls Against Boys), and John Dugan (drums, Chisel & Exit Verse).
Edsel's debut single, "My Manacles," was the first release on DeSoto Records (Dismemberment Plan, Burning Airlines).
Their early influences came from Wire, Echo & the Bunnymen and Buzzcocks. Over the years their sound developed, adding influences like Mission Of Burma, Television and contemporaries like Pavement to dub (King Tubby, Scientist) and more atmospheric music like late-period Talk Talk and Roxy Music.
Comedy Minus One reissued remastered digital editions of Edsel's The Everlasting Belt Co. and Detroit Folly in September 2011.
The band reformed in October 2012 for two shows in New York City to celebrate the remastered reissue of their 1995 album, Techniques Of Speed Hypnosis. They have since been included in a Descendents covers compilation by Filter Magazine and played at SXSW in Austin, TX in 2013.

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