Shellac are an indie rock band from Chicago, IL, USA. The group was formed in 1992 by vocalist/guitarist Steve Albini and drummer Todd Trainer. Former Naked Raygun bassist Camilo Gonzalez sat in on the band's first few rehearsals and recorded one song ("Rambler Song") with them before Bob Weston joined to permanently fill the bass position.

Shellac records and performs infrequently due to their geographic separation (both Albini and Weston live in Chicago while Trainer lives in Minnesota) and the fact that all the members have day jobs (both Albini and Weston are recording engineers while Trainer has managed a warehouse and tended bar). Trainer has also released solo albums under the name Brick Layer Cake and Weston works with Mission Of Burma.


NUX-D10 Shellac - ライヴイン東京 album art シェラック* ライヴイン東京(CD, Ltd) Nux Organization NUX-D10 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
TG141CD, TG141 Shellac - At Action Park album art Shellac At Action Park (Album) Touch And Go TG141CD, TG141 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Shellac - Futurist album art Shellac Futurist(LP) Not On Label (Shellac Self-released) none US 1997 Sell This Version
TG 200 CD, TG 200, 200 Shellac - Terraform album art Shellac Terraform (Album) Touch And Go, Touch And Go, Touch And Go TG 200 CD, TG 200, 200 UK & US 1998 Sell This Version
TG211 Shellac - 1000 Hurts album art Shellac 1000 Hurts (Album) Touch And Go TG211 UK & US 2000 Sell This Version
TG303 Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound album art Shellac Excellent Italian Greyhound (Album) Touch And Go TG303 US 2007 Sell This Version
TG404CD Shellac - Dude Incredible album art Shellac Dude Incredible (Album) Touch And Go TG404CD US 2014 Sell This Version
TG424LP Shellac - The End Of Radio album art Shellac The End Of Radio (Album) Touch And Go TG424LP USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TG123 Shellac - The Rude Gesture (A Pictorial History) album art Shellac The Rude Gesture (A Pictorial History) (Single) Touch And Go TG123 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TG124 Shellac - Uranus album art Shellac Uranus (Single) Touch And Go TG124 US 1993 Sell This Version
DC44 Shellac - The Bird Is The Most Popular Finger album art Shellac The Bird Is The Most Popular Finger(7", Single) Drag City DC44 US 1994 Sell This Version
GR25, GB12 Shellac - Sides 1-4 album art Shellac / Big'n / Brise-Glace / U.S. Maple Shellac / Big'n / Brise-Glace / U.S. Maple - Sides 1-4 (Single) Skin Graft Records, Gasoline Boost Records GR25, GB12 USA & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
ÜS 9502 Shellac - Billardspielerlied album art Schellack* Billardspielerlied(7", Ltd) Überschall Records ÜS 9502 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
TG-171 Shellac - Soul Sound album art Shellac / Mule Shellac / Mule - Soul Sound (Single) Laff & Go Records TG-171 US 1997 Sell This Version
Barbaraal Single 3 Shellac - Agostino / The Safeword album art Shellac / Caesar (4) Shellac / Caesar (4) - Agostino / The Safeword(7", Single) Barbaraal Barbaraal Single 3 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version

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June 19, 2019
If the end of radio is shellac record number 16 & Dude incredible is number 14, anyone know what number 15 was?


July 11, 2018
Shellac has their very personnal esthetic, such as bands like Primus, Slint, Flaming Lips, Paris' Click, or Flotation Toys Warning. You know what I mean ? They are real artists with a high level of creativity so you hate their music or you love it. Be curious and try !


January 5, 2013
Shellac is the latest band of Steve Albini. Earlier ones, like Big Black and Rapeman (i wasn't much into Rapeman, but my honors to Big Black) were incredible too, in terms of recording and production, musically or sonically, very intriguing too. Rad. A must to be heard by any noise rock enthusiast and sonic freq lover.
Steve Albini produces and plays on the Shellac. If you know the man's back "history" and effort on the underground scene overall, you will know what i am talking about. Everyone who doesn't have heard of this band, or Albini, as musician and sound engineer. on whatever he gets involved, Shellac is very good place to start...

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