Circus Lupus

Post-hardcore band formed in 1990 at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, USA by Chris Thomson (vocals), Chris Hamley (guitar), Reg Shrader (bass), and Arika Casebolt (drums). The band's sound was sometimes called "slack-core" and was charactarized by their often odd-time signature music and Thomson's string-of-consciousness lyrics (the lyric sheet for their second album, "Solid Brass" often contains the words "ad lib"). After releasing a 7" single, the band relocated to Thomson's native Washington DC and parted ways with Shrader, replacing him with Seth Lorinczi. Circus Lupus recorded 2 full-lengths and single for Dischord Records as well as a split 7" with Trenchmouth. They split in 1993, with Thomson moving on to Las Mordidas and the rest of the group forming Antimony. Both groups proved to be short-lived. Thomson and Hamley later re-teamed in Monorchid. In the mid 1990s, Reg Shrader resurfaced as guitarist for Chicago's Seam.


DIS63CD Circus Lupus - Super Genius album art Circus Lupus Super Genius (Album) Dischord Records DIS63CD US 1992 Sell This Version
DIS79V Circus Lupus - Solid Brass album art Circus Lupus Solid Brass (Album) Dischord Records DIS79V UK 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CUBE 032 Circus Lupus - Tightrope Walker / Chinese Nitro album art Circus Lupus Tightrope Walker / Chinese Nitro (Single) Cubist Productions CUBE 032 US 1990 Sell This Version
22, 75.5 Circus Lupus - Sea Of Serenity / Heathen album art Trenchmouth / Circus Lupus Trenchmouth / Circus Lupus - Sea Of Serenity / Heathen(7", Pic) Skene! Records, Dischord Records 22, 75.5 US 1992 Sell This Version
DIS73V Circus Lupus - Circus Lupus album art Circus Lupus Circus Lupus(7", Single) Dischord Records DIS73V US 1992 Sell This Version