Biography The Coolest Band in America is . . . Mike: mic/guitar AKA Psych Mantos Jon: drums Darren: bass Jeff: guitar/keyboards In 1992, Mike was a founding member of Lucys Fur Coat. The band was signed to a Sony label in 1994 and released their first CD, Jaundice, which sold over 100,000 units and included a video played on a MTV. LFC toured extensively with bands including Green Day, Reverend Horton Heat, Stone Temple Pilots, and the Ramones Farewell Tour. He joined The Scramblers in 1999 to explore 1960's and '70s' americana/country music. In 1994, Jeff was a founding member of theShirlies which released two 7' records, one of which was produced by the legendary Mike Santos. He still has a box of those in his garage if anybody wants to haul them away. In 1999 he formed Rotator, San Diego's premiere live electronica act. They played out with Afroman, Har Mar, Superstar, The Sneaker Pimps and Pinback to name a few. He also produced re-mixes for Sin Sin 77 and Via Satellite. Jon played drums with the Eldergardens starting in the late 80's and Malachi Crunch in the mid-90's. Jon parks his vinatge European motorcycles in his living room. Darren's last played guitar with Al Bar and the Feztones. He has been a fixture in the San Diego mod and scooter scenes since the early 80's. his licence plate on his Triumph reads: 'stilmod'... The Coolest Band In America was formed in early 2004, the band was originally a 5 piece with 3 guitars. Dickie (ex-aMiniature) quit to pursue other projects in September so Darren picked up the bass. First show was September 27th, 2004. First CD released May 20th, 2005. The first full-length CD, Air Conditioned, out now!!!!