In high school, I was obsessed with San Diego rock band, The Displaced. Comprised of founding members Jen Jansen and M. Simon Mandel, The Displaced are a true 90’s revivalist band – whether they mean to or not. Think the spitfire sarcasm of The Pixies matched with The Breeders and the man/woman vocal harmonies of Hazel…
They are one of the hardest working bands I have ever known, self releasing their own work, creating their own elaborate photoshoots and music videos archive. Eventually, we became friends and paled around the San Diego music scene and even went on a tour together once Jon and I formed Swallows (with an adorable weenie dog as the co-captain)
After a haitus from the standard rock arena – (for a few years they took a detour into a Kills-esque duet using drum machines and samples) – The Displaced are back to doing what they do best: rocking hard as a three piece.
Here is some footage from a show they played at San Diego’s famous venue, The Casbah.