Bricks (band)

Origin New York City, New York, US
Genres Indie rock, lo-fi
Years active 19881990; 1994
Labels Merge Records, Simple Machines
Past members Mac McCaughan
Laura Cantrell
Andrew Webster
Josh Phillips

Bricks were a band made started by Mac McCaughan, who founded Merge Records and the band Superchunk, while he was studying at Columbia University in New York City.[1] McCaughan, along with Nashville-born singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell,[2] Andrew Webster (later of the band Tsunami), and Josh Phillips, recorded at least 18 lo-fi songs between 1988 and 1990, which they released on a cassette and two 7" singles before disbanding. Their first single, "Girl With The Carrot Skin", was also made into a music video. Shot on super-8 film, it featured the band eating and playing with copious amounts of carrots.[3]

Bricks' original sessions were later compiled on the 1992 CD A Microphone And A Box Of Dirt. The band reunited in 1994 and were recorded live by Bob Weston at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. for an appearance on Simple Machines' Working Holiday! compilation album. Two new songs appeared on one of Simple Machines Working Holiday! singles that same year.


Compilation appearances


  1. Sprague, David. "Superchunk". Trouser Press. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  2. "Laura Cantrell Biography". Matador Records. Archived from the original on 15 November 2007. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  3. Bricks. "Girl With the Carrot Skin". Merge Records. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
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