Out Hud were awesome. I first saw them at Punks With Presses (or whatever it was called at the time) sometime in 1999 and fell in love immediately. I had the pleasure of playing with them and seeing them on numerous occasions over the years. I am even thanked on a few of their records, because of the time their van broke down in Sacramento, and I drove my friend Gabe's minivan an hour and a half to pick them up so they could play with Sea Scouts at his warehouse in Oakland. It was totally worth it, too.
Molly was one of my only friends when I first moved to New York. I was in a few of her student films (which I have never actually seen) and she told me that I received a small amount of critical acclaim from her professor and fellow students for my performances. Perhaps I should have pursued another line of work.
As a piece of trivia, Nic once told me where the name came from. Apparently there was some commercial on, for what I imagine was a company that sold trucks, or drove trucks, or had something to do with trucks. They claimed they would out drive the competition, out sell the competition, etc. The final claim they made was that they would "out hub" the competition -- which they thought was funny (but for some reason thought hud was funnier than hub). Thus, a name was born in some convoluted way.
Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, all the pre-Kranky material (as far as I know) by Out Hud.
Guilty Party (Red Alert Works)
2. Defendants Song
3. Ginko's Lost
Natural Selection (GSL)
Out Hud/!!! (GSL/Zum)
The First Single Of The New Millennium (5RC)
2. 4th Of July BBQ
Troubleman Mix-Tape (Troubleman Unlimited)