EVIL BEAVER Bass and drum rock duo Evil Beaver, was founded in Chicago, by front woman, Evie Evil, in 1999. In 2000, Evil Beaver released the debut CD "Lick It" followed by "Pleased To Eat You" in 2003. Both titles recorded and mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Dave Trumfio ( Billy Bragg and Wilco, The Breeders) at Kingsize Studios (Los Angeles, CA & Chicago, IL).
In March of 2006, follow up E.P., "Models of Virtue", featuring EVIE EVIL (electric lead bassist & vocalist) & GENE "HONEY B" TRAUTMANN (drummer: Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age), was released by EBONA/ E. Lago Entertainment Group Hollywood. "Models of Virtue" was recorded and mixed by engineers; MIKE TERRY (Foo Fighters, The Eagles) at New Monkey Studios (Los Angeles, CA), by ED MONSEF (Smashing Pumpkins) at the Racho De La Luna (Joshua Tree, CA), and by ERIC TROOP at his home studio (West Hollywood, CA). "M.O.V." was produced by EVIE EVIL & HONEY B.
In January of 2007, "In The Spirit Of Resilient Optimism", was released by EBONA/ E. Lago Entertainment Group NYC. "I.T.S.O.R.O." was recorded and mixed at Million Yen Studios in Chicago by ANDY GERBER (Cheap Trick), and produced by EVIE EVIL. "I.T.S.O.R.O." features, EVIE EVIL (electric lead bassist & vocals), and JONNY "JOJO BEAV' " JONES (Seven Red Seven) on drums.
The lastest cd, is a 13 track double titled release called, "Enlightening Without Dazzling"/ "2 Berne Live". "E w/o D"/"2 Bern Live" features Evie Evil (electric lead bass, vocals, and drums on track 4 "Numb") and Jonny "Jojo Beav' " Jones (drums & percussion).
The first title, "Enlightening Without Dazzling" includes 4 new original studio tracks, and a cover of Elvis Presley's Blue Christmas. "E w/o D" was recorded and mixed at Million Yen Studios in Chicago by ANDY GERBER, and is produced by EVIE EVIL.
The second title, "2 Berne Live" is an 8 song recording of a live performance in Berne, Switzerland. Recorded on September 28th, 2006.
The 13 track, "Enlightening Without Dazzling"/ "2 Berne Live", double titled cd was mastered by DAN ROORDA at his home studio in Jersey City, NJ.
"Enlightening Without Dazzling"/"2 Berne Live" is scheduled for release by EBONA/ E. Lago Entertainment Group NYC on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007!!!
Evil Beaver has shared the stage with a diversity of musical groups including; 400 Blows, Bell Rays, Chevelle, Fu Manchu, The Gossip, Imperial Teen, Lightning Bolt, Millionaire, Nina Hagen, Peg Boy, Rasputina, Shellac, The Tossers, The White Stripes.
****"Evil Beaver's music transforms a room from moody minimalism to lusty furor."- LA Weekly****
****"When the Bass is turned up to 11 watch out!" -Time Out New York****
****"...raucous stage presence and killer tunes." -Chicago Tribune****
About "M.O.V."... ****Just in time for the rites of spring, EVIL BEAVER sends their “Models of Virtue EP” - Four songs that shoot from the hip, self styled slacker rock on the verge of combustion. Great stuff for rolling around in broken glass and other fun activities. -New York Waste
About "I.T.S.O.R.O"... ****Evil Evil's fuzzed out bass still resides front and center, delivering thick slabs of post - Sabbath sludge with facelift tight efficiency. Evie splatter - paints turgid bass runs and subversive hooks all over songs like "Hands of Fate", "Cracked", and " Young Coconut". - Illinois Entertainer