[quote]The Heroine Sheiks is a Minneapolis based Noise Rock band. It began in 1999 as a collaboration of Shannon Selberg (ex-The Cows) and Norman Westberg (ex-Swans, Foetus) and John Fell (ex-China Shop, Kid Congo Powers) along with a changing group of musicians including bass player Eric Eble (Reid Paley Trio, Kings County Queens, Cordero, among others). Selberg emerged as a major song writer in the complete history of the band whose sound was darker and more sinister than his previous work in The Cows. With multiple references to the writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline, the band explored a thematic quality of black comedy. Many of the more successful bands from New York in the last ten years record sales wise got started opening for Heroine Sheiks. Bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fiery Furnaces, Interpol, and Gogol Bordello, all played opening slots for the Heroine Sheiks, and went on to sell far more records.
In 2008, after being based in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, the group moved to Minneapolis, released a limited edition CD Journey to the End of the Knife, and toured with a new line-up. The new line-up includes drummer Bruce Wuollet, a.k.a. B.J., who has also played guitar in previous bands. A fierce drummer, he often beats the drums like a red headed step child. Jesse is a madman on the guitar, often sweating up a storm. Shannon is a master wordsmith, with compelling lyrics. Sarah is an exceptional singer and keyboardist, and the guitarist Paul looks mighty fine in his tight speedos. [/quote]
I've included The Heroine Sheiks last two albums, plus some singles/b-sides I've collected. I will up their other albums when I get my hands on CD copies.