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Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
OriginSeattle, United States
GenresIndie rock
Alternative Rock
Years active2008–present
LabelsDead Oceans
WebsiteMt. St. Helens Vietnam Band on Myspace
MembersBenjamin Verdoes
Marshall Verdoes
Jared Price
Past membersMatthew Dammer
Traci Eggleston
Drew Fitchette

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band is a band from Seattle that features Benjamin Verdoes as lead vocalist and guitarist, Drew Fitchette on second guitar, Marshall Verdoes as the drummer, and Jared Price on the bass. They were signed with Dead Oceans, and released two albums and two EPs.


  • 1 Formation
  • 2 Beginnings
  • 3 Discography
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


While Benjamin Verdoes, Matthew Dammer and Jared Price had previously performed as part of the locally successful Lujo Records band In Praise of Folly, Traci Eggleston and Marshall Verdoes were new to the stage[1][2] They gained notability through local advertising and comical PSA videos on MySpace and YouTube featuring band members before making any of their music public.[3]


Their official debut appearance was July 31, 2008 at Seattle's Neumos,[4] where their self released EP "Weepy" was available for the first time. Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band signed with Dead Oceans in the fall of 2008 and released their self-entitled first LP in the spring of 2009. They toured with Bishop Allen, Cursive, Frog Eyes, Japandroids, The Globes, The Growlers, David Bazan, and Dead Confederate.[5]

In 2011 Benjamin Verdoes left the band and formed the duo Iska Dhaaf with Nathan Quiroga.[6]


  • Weepy EP - 2008 (self-released)
  • Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band LP - 2009 (Dead Oceans)
  • Where the Messengers Meet LP - 2010 (Dead Oceans)
  • Prehistory EP - 2012 (Dead Oceans)[7]


  1. ^ "Exit Clov and Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band at The Black Cat". The Decider. Archived from the original on June 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Introducing: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band". Anthony Carew. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Debut LP Details, Dates". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Introducing :: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band". Adam Nelson. The Line Of Best Fit. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band". Dead Oceans. Dead Oceans. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Iska Dhaaf". Brick Lane Records. Retrieved 2017-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Prehistory". Bandcamp. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 

External links

  • 2010 Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Interview at


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