Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: rock alternative rock alternative punk pop punk punk rock post-grunge Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s


This US alternative rock band was formed in Orange County, California, USA by A. Jay Popoff (19 September 1973, Palm Springs, California, USA; vocals), his brother Jeremy (b. 11 September 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Allen Shellenberger (b. 15 September 1970, Long Beach, California, USA; drums), and Kevin Baldes (b. 14 February 1972, Anaheim, California, USA; bass). The members all attended the same high school in Anaheim, and first started playing music together in 1990 as the heavy metal-orientated Razzle. Building up a strong local following they changed their name briefly to Stain before adopting a new moniker and a retro dress code that reflected their own personal preferences.

The quartet made their recording debut as Lit in 1996 with the Five Smokin’ Tracks From … Lit EP, released on the independent Malicious Vinyl label. Their excellent debut album dynamically fused alternative rock and power pop styles to...

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