Jordan Blaugrund – vocals, guitar, flattering trousers
Michael Blaugrund – drums, vocals, He Looked Right At Me!
Brett Sherman - bass, vocals, misdemeanors
Eliot Wadsworth – guitar, vocals, irritability
New York, NY
The Head Set came together like so many bands do – one guy screws around with a four track and puts together a bunch of songs. He shows his brother, who plays drums and happens to know a couple other guys who mostly just know Stevie Wonder songs but are up for a lark. Next thing you know, proper rehearsals are underway and everyone’s looking around thinking, “Yeah, I like this, this’ll work.”
Starting a band in New York is funny. On one hand, there are lots of places to perform, and people take their rock & roll awfully seriously. On the other hand, rehearsal space is expensive, and bands rely a lot on “man with a van” types who may have a death wish and definitely have some pretty wild cassettes. The Head Set played a lot of shows in New York, recorded an EP that Steve Lamacq and others toyed around with, had a hilariously inept showcase at the Viper Room, etc. They made their first full-length album Way Past Used with producer Nic Hard out in Connecti...