Eureka California


Eureka California are an indie rock duo that formed in Athens, Georgia in the early 2010s. Comprising vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Jake Ward and drummer Marie A. Uhler, the band captures the slacker rock sound of the 1990s (Pavement, Butterglory) while injecting it with a touch of post-millennial angst. They released a single, Modern Times, for hometown label Happy Happy Birthday to Me in the spring of 2011 and also contributed a song (“There’s No Looking Back”) to the Wuxtry album around the same time. In 2012, the group released its debut album, Big Cats Can Swim, and followed it in 2014 with the equally peppy sophomore LPCrunch, both on HHBTM. For their third album in three years, Ward and Uhler traveled to England, working with MJ from Hookworms at his Suburban Home Studios. The resulting Versus was Eureka California’s most powerful-sounding effort to date, with blown-out guitar and howling vocals. It was released by HHBTM in early 2016.