Dan Dreifort's been in a lot of bands. These songs are but a smattering of their/his recorded efforts. More to come as they're found under rocks and uploaded.The first band is mostly avant-garde improv. The third act is hardcore punk. Dig deeper and you'll find shitty reggae, pocketed groove, art-pop, faux-jazz, fault-rock, psychedelia-wannabe, lots of melody and harmony, and whatnot. Is your favorite Dan song missing? Tell him to upload it. He might. Check out Dan's soundcloud for more. New sounds last uploaded to this page on November 24, 2022.


Synth Band Dot Com

Dan Dreifort, Tom Wilhelm and Mike Makosky made noise from 2012-2014. 100% improv. Synth Band Dot Com resurrected in 2017 with an ever-changing lineup and lots of fresh noise available on the Synth Band Dot Com soundcloud. ...An early 2020 COVID-pivot to online jams got the OG crew back in the band. Check'em out on soundcloud. A few first incarnation tracks are below.
1.2 (excerpt - ending) - 97 seconds of a 12 minute piece. Herein: a badass synth-bass riff that goes nowhere fast.
1,2 (excerpt - middle) - 84 seconds of noise.
9 (excerpt - ending) - 203 seconds. Mellow tail end of an otherwise weirder 13 minute progressive blues rocker

Indelible Beancurd

iCurd's first album dropped in 2008, kids. Indelible! Hear Ethan McCarty and Dan Dreifort's latest soundgasm in its entireity on your fave streaming service. Dan and Ethan hit The Hideout Recording Studio in 2019 to start work on a followup album (tentatively titled "The Steaks Are High") but a little pandemic had other plans for them. New ETA: 2025.
Get Mellow with the Devil
- Oh boy! It's a round like you've never heard a round. We wrote this one during and after a 1994 trip around North America.(2008?)
Indelible Beancurd.wma
- Indelible Beancurd's funky title track, now with horns (2003 - 2007)
I Left my Blargh in San Francisco.mp3 -called a "mock lounge litany" by at least one (2005)


Tony, Amy, Kevin, and Dan. 2018-2019 Here's Gutrudestein running through a set in Dec 2018. And GStein doing the same in September 2019. Older stuff (without Dan) here: gUrtrudestein .

Cat Shit

Dan joined Toner Cartridge and Kurt Shit in 2016 to dig Cat Shit out of the SoCalpunk ashes. Amy Poo joined shortly thereafter. High-energy, irreverent, non-safe-space, hardcore, noise punk. New (2018) album Make America Shit Again released a couple months after Cat Shit's dissolution..


Dan Dreifort, Tom Wilhelm, Dave Wooster, Brandon Schultz, Ben Corbit. LEAVE CORP played from 2010 until 2014, and never released an album :( But LEAVE CORP practiced in Tom's studio, so some of our practices sound like demos. We'll take it! Dan's started uploading some other LEAVE CORP songs to soundcloud. No link for you.
Soccer Mon- Dave Wooster tune about stoners becoming parents (2012?)
Missakiss - Interpreting an Ethan McCarty OSJB tune (2012?)
Snorky & Henry- You'll find different versions of this song below. (2012?)
Cuckold - Another Ethan McCarty OSJB homage (2012?)


Dan Dreifort, Adam Phillips, Josh Brown, and sometimes Kevin Shima played as Vellumn from 2003 through 2013. ...Another band with no album release.
Amidst Crosshatch Dreams.mp3- Catchy prog-pop song about big love (2003)
The Last Flight of the Spruce Goose.mp3 - Psychedelic alien abduction (2003)
No, don't I?.mp3 - mood music - live- (2006)
He's my ride .mp3 - the garage taxi cab song formerly known as Spaceghost - live- (2006)
Coming into Los Angeles .mp3 - please don't sue me, Arlo. - live- (2006)
(Love Letter to) Dorothy Vader.mp3- stoner metal groove a la Star Wars style another version from later in the summer (2006)
You're Pretty Cool.mp3 - riff punk- live - (2006) and on a mono tape deck (2003)
Littleton.mp3 - Columbine thrash from the other perspective (2003) two other versions
Combing a Wave/Gimlet - a song about surfing into a song about a drink
Combing a Wave/Welcome to Warp Zone- Surfing -> Warping (latter poorly mixed) :(


Justin Choma Zimmerman, Lauren Fisher, and Dan Dreifort were a power trio for a hot minute. No album released.
I Guess the Light Has Left my Head.mp3 - reminds me of The Cure (2000)
Satellite.mp3- pretty song with a pretty ending (2000)
A Cheery Wave.mp3 - ironic power pop (2000)
One of the Three.mp3 - suave bass work (2000)
Hold.mp3 - a remix of a mean idea (2000)


Adam Schoen, Dan Dreifort, Nate Olah, and early on, Marty Coady played as Martizatic! for less than a year, and dropped an EP with eight songs.
Carol.mp3 - tune about a conniving bizeeatch - a converted punk anthem- live (1999)
Stochastic Notes.mp3 - another tune about a gal - Latin flava (1999)
Susan Smith.mp3 - remember the lady who killed her kids? (1999)
Sunday.mp3 - a song about the Sunday ritual - live (1999)
Time.mp3 - there's never enough of it (1999)
F Song.mp3 - live (1999)
Vicarious Voyeurism.mp3 - I'm watching you watching me. live (1999)
Tribal.mp3 - one chord. one riff. live (1999)
Atlas Shrugs - live (1999)
Responsibility.ogg - Almost 14 minutes long, melding post-punk and jazz? Sure. live (1999)

Cactus Pears

Tony Xenos founded the Pears in 1993, I think. Dan Dreifort jumped on board in 1995, then left, then joined again, then left, then re-upped. Etc. Usual cohorts included: Brian Gibson, Deb Dreifort, Gabe Ciani, Alex Treece, Jef Shilt, Rob Powell, Geoff Osterland, Ashley Ford, Jack Sowers, Craig Butz, Matt Box, and, yes, many more. Plenty of albums. #Menudo Check CactusPears.com for the latest news.
Frustrated - the most kickin' song ever from CP (2005)
Happy Day Love .mp3 - long lost ditty featuring Alex Treece (1999)
Crackhouse.mp3 - frenetic dissonance (1999)
Superhero.mp3 - sing-a-long - (1999)
Sheary's Wing.mp3 - driving - old oldschool song - (1999)
The Radio Station.mp3 - this one was supposed to be EP only and not on the web. whatever! (1999)
Courier Text Reply - acoustic-ish demo for the CP fan club - (2000?)

Flying Mantra

Like a phoenix from the ashes of Heroin Dog rose the mantra. Roman Warmke joined Dan, Paul, and Pete..
Snorky and Henry.mp3 - drunken live action with a blisteringly weird solo - excerpt - live (1998)
Serpentine.mp3 - blues/funk with a searing solo - excerpt - live (1998)

Heroin Dog

Paul Hansen, Pete Schwartz, Dan Dreifort, Jamey Greenfield and Frank Vilanti played as Heroin Dog for a little more than a year. They appeared on a compilation or two, but no other releases..
MaRainy.mp3 - jazz tune -smooth and very pretty - live - (1997)
Frustrated.mp3 - powerpop - excerpt - live - (1997)
El Role Model del Mundo.mp3 - rock-n-roll - reminds me of Seattle - excerpt - live (1997)
Campbell's Soup.mp3 - rocky lounge - 8-track tape (1997)
Can't Cook No Potato.mp3 - about a shitty microwave - live w/woodblock and a muddier version (1997)
A Brick and a Tree.mp3 - never say goodbye to your best friend - live (1997)

Our Smiling Jesus Band

Dan Dreifort, Ben Johnson, Frank Longano, Ethan McCarty, appear on all of these recordings with a little Jereme Simmons on drums from the Thick Timber sessions. Four albums, one, unreleased.
Naked - Tape hiss and all. We called this pretty song a "panty wetter" - Not very PC. We were young. (1994)
DownRite - What now for sad eyes? I like this song. Thick Timber (1993) Another version from Nailed, more polished, less magic.(1995)
People Who Make Potters' Pottery.ogg - Were you at the Tiffin Gam Jam to see MC Big's big equipment plant? (1994)
Indasno - Intro-A-B-C-D-C-A-B-A - a reactionary tale (1995)
Pope Song - 4/4 version of what once was a waltz re: his holiness - first song demoing ill-fated attempt to integrate Rob Hampton on bass. We broke up a couple months later. live @ the Union(1996)
Dignity - introspective power pop (1996)
Serendipity - always wave at children - reunion show (live) (1997)
A Very Cautious Stance - ominous pop re: infidelity (1996)
Particle Ray - a small guy named Ray - only light is both particle and ray... (1995)
For Lorne- Is it about character actor Lorne Greene? Is it about falling in love? Broken hearts? (live) (1996)
Precog - on floating in outer space (1995)
Love Llama - Rico Suave goofiness (1996)
The Progress - drinking cough syrup and conferring with multi-dimensional beings (1996)
Psycho Hts - a Charles Williams cover - powerpop live to 2-trk in a dorm room w/ overdub (1993)
Solstice - you'd never know it, but there are only two distinct chord progressions in this song (1995)
Oh My God - demo version of a catchy song later polished for the NAILED CD (1993)
Chocolate Rosary - outtake from final OSJB CD (1996) and a Thick Timber outtake version (1993) (There's an earlier, non-OSJB version below too.)
The Ballad of Lisa Lee - I miss her (1996)
Things - Four chords and some doom - reunion show (live)(1997)
Breathe - Four different chords. Opening track from NAILED. I wrote this on piano in 1991 or 1992. Love that wall of sound @ the end. (1995)
Who Was That Girl? - another 'panty wetter' - sigh. Youth. (live) (1996)
Elaine - an outtake from the Thick Timber sessions (1993)
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Other Dan Dreifort music

Inspired.mp3 - Dan Dreifort- An idea recorded into an iPod touch via the headphone mic. What a world. (2010)
Paris.mp3- Dan Dreifort -a quick sketch of an idea. can't wait to rework it a bit. (2007) I did! more Paris (w/ Deb Dreifort 2010) another unfinished version (w/ Tom Wilhelm and Amanda Sharai 2011). ...Still want to rework it more!
Happy Doom Synth Pop.mp3- Dan Dreifort- a 39 second sketch on Mikio Olin's keyboard (2005) Later appeared on Indelible Beancurd album.
Untitled.mp3 - Dan Dreifort & Adam Fox making mellow noise (2004)
Paper Moon.mp3 - Susan Isard & Dan Dreifort & his dad and a 4track and a classic cover (1995)
People Who Make Potters' Pottery.mp3 - Dan Dreifort doing an abandoned WIAR tune (1997)
Long Resolve.mp3 - Dan Dreifort and a cheap keyboard and some maracas (1995)
Ohm.mp3 - odd Ferocious Gnomes song. TOWERING OVER ME!! (2003)
2 Liter.mp3 - Dan Dreifort & the late, great Bill Demarco reinterpreting an Ethan McCarty ditty. RIP Bill <3
Muzak Medley.mp3 - Dan Dreifort Mus413 class project (1996)
Woot.mp3 - Dan Dreifort - a 49 second melodramatic sketch - could be a song some day (2005)
Ominous.mp3 - Dan Dreifort unfinished sketch. When in doubt, fake an Eddie Van Halen riff (2004)
Solstice.mp3 dan Dreifort and bryan Gibson testing out some new recording gear (2001)
Completely Me.mp3 - Dan taking ~20 minutes to record a very early original (2004)
Plucky Song.mp3 - dan Dreifort - written in 1991 REM-ish or so I'm told (2004)
Blind.mp3 - dan Dreifort - eerie instrumental written in 1990 (2004)
Chocolate Rosary.mp3 - dan Dreifort, ethan, sarah town & and lot of fun (1992)
Selpin.mp3 - dan Dreifort- I'm dying to play this in a band some time (1992)
Simple Manual.mp3 dan Dreifort & jill pelavin doing messy mellow art-rock (1991)
Get the fuck out (in b flat).mp3 - Doucheifer - a BJ Price led noise-art project (2004)
True love.mp3 -dan Dreifort & pete schwartz - reggae-ish ballad (1998)
riffs.mp3 - dan Dreifort - reminds me of '80's video game driving music (2005)
Snorky and Henry.mp3 - chris roman rob & dan demo (2005/9)
Conspiracy Theory.mp3 - icurd paranoia and 2 acoustic guitars live to a 4-track (1995)
Ron Jeremy.mp3- Dan and Jeanna rocking a NSFW song. RIP Jeanna <3 (1999-ish?)
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