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Postcoitus began in 2004 with a simple formula: dance beats + strobe lights = fun. Initially a one man project headed by Oakland’s Derek Wood, the first shows consisted of him singing and dancing at his friends’ house parties over some lo-fi synthy beats blaring out of a small CD player. That and a healthy dose of handheld strobe lights. Nonetheless, this seemingly ridiculous project caught the eye of KALX and Live 105 DJ Disco Shawn, who offered to put out the music on his own label.

As time passed and Disco Shawn became more impatient, Postcoitus began to develop into something resembling a real band. Derek first lined up some help from his friend Aaron Olson. Aaron played a few shows and penned the track “Exquisite Loving” before he had to bail out. Derek then enlisted the help of another Derek – his housemate Derek McCall. Now armed with twice the Derek power, Postcoitus continued writing songs, playing shows and building ridiculous amounts of lights for their stage show.

Postcoitus has played shows with the Lovemakers, Gravy Train!!!, Les Georges Leningrad, Andy Bell (of Erasure), Tracy and the Plastics, Books on Tape, Busdriver, Chow Nasty, and labelmates the Death of a Party. They were invited to take part in the 2005 and 2006 Noisepop festivals. In 2005 they were nominated for an SF Weekly Music Award in the Electro/Electronic/Experimental category.

In July 2005, Postcoitus released their debut album Build Your Own Circus on Double Negative Records. It was serviced nationally to college radio by AAM and charted at numerous stations. Postcoitus is currently writing and recording material for their next release.


Build Your Own Circus (Double Negative Records, 2005)