Dave Hernandez of legendary garage punk band Scared of Chaka, formed Little Cuts in Seattle during a break from touring duties with indie rockers The Shins in ’08. His years with The Shins (a band of whom he’d been friends with the leader of, James Mercer, since Scared of Chaka was touring the world in the mid 90s) left him anxious for a return to the louder and more chaotic leanings of his earlier bands. He enlisted the help Andrew Church (Broadcast Oblivion, the Cops) on bass and Curtis James (Old Haunts) on drums.
On December 20th, Dirtnap Records will release the EP Plastic Disaster (Little Cuts last recorded work before Curtis James returned to Olympia and left the band). The band’s current lineup includes David Weeks from The Cops on drums. Hernandez is currently working on songs for a full length and live dates for 2012. Dirtnap Records calls Plastic Disaster “A 3 song EP of loud, chaotic pop from Seattle’s Little Cuts, featuring Dave Hernandez of Scared Of Chaka and The Shins. A-side is a slow building pop jam that would not have sounded too out of place in Broadcast Oblivion’s (Dave’s underrated post-Scared Of Chaka pre-Shins band) set, backed with 2 garage stompers on the B-side.”