The Posies

Jon Auer, Vocals/Guitar
Ken Stringfellow, Vocals/Guitar
Matt Harris, Bass (2001-present)
Darius Minwalla, Drums (2001-present)
Former Members:
Rick Roberts, Dave Fox, Joe Skyward (Bass)
Mike Musburger, Brian Young  (Drums)

Formed in 1986-88, Bellingham WA

   Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow starting writing songs together in 1986.  In late 1987 and early 1988 they recorded twelve tracks at Auer's home studio, planning to use them to find members to fill out their band.  Those tracks actually became their first, although self-released, project...put out on cassette originally, until the local Indie label Pop Llama picked up the project. 

   Drummer Mike Musberger and Bassist Rick Roberts joined them shortly after and they started playing shows around the Pacific Northwest and lived together for a short time in Seattle's University District.

In 1989, the Posies signed their major-label deal with DGC Records.  They released three albums with the Geffen label and called it quits.  Two years later, they came back together and released "Success" back on the Pop Llama.  They've since reunited several times for different shows and projects, their latest being "Every Kind Of Light" in 2005.  Auer and Stringfellow's songwriting and melodies gave Seattle a nice, unique sidestep from the usual sound of the city.

Also CLICK HERE to visit Jon Auer's page on Faded Flannel

The Posies Discography:


    • Released in 1988

      First released in 1988 on cassette, then reissued in 1989 on PopLlama Records.    Click To Buy It!
    • Blind Eyes Open
    • The Longest Line
    • Under Easy
    • Like Me Too
    • I May Hate You Sometimes
    • Ironing Tuesdays
    • Paint Me
    • Believe in Something Other (Than Yourself)
    • Compliment?
    • At Least for Now
    • Uncombined
    • What Little Remains

Dear 23
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Frosting On The Beater
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Amazing Disgrace

    • Released in 1996

      The Posies appear to be wrapping it up with their final project for DGC.  Auer and Stringfellow quit the band. Click To Buy It!
    • Daily Mutilation
    • Ontario
    • Throwaway
    • Please Return It
    • Hate Song
    • Precious Moments
    • Fight (If You Want)
    • Everybody Is a Fucking Liar
    • World
    • Grant Hart
    • Broken Record
    • The Certainty
    • Song #1
    • ┬┐Will You Ever Ease Your Mind?


    • Released in 1998

      This is the first of the handful of "reunion" projects for Auer and Stringfellow. Back with Indie Pop Llama.       Click To Buy It!
    • Somehow Everything
    • You're The Beautiful One
    • Looking Lost
    • Fall Apart With Me
    • Placebo
    • Who To Blame
    • Start A Life
    • Friendship Of The Future
    • Grow
    • Farewell Typewriter
    • Every Bitter Drop
    • Fall Song

Alive Before The Iceberg
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In Case You Didn't Feel Like Plugging In   [Live]

    • Released in 2000

      Excellent acoustic live performance with Auer and Stringfellow reminiscing between songs.              Click To Buy It!
    • Grant Hart
    • Every Bitter Drop
    • Flavor Of The Month
    • Suddenly Mary
    • Believe In Something Other (Than Yourself)
    • Solar Sisiter
    • I May Hate You Sometimes
    • Sick F'S
    • Please Return It
    • Precious Moments
    • (Brownie)
    • Throwaway

Dream All Day: The Best of the Posies
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At Least, At Last

    • Released in 2000

      The Posies B-sides, demos and outtakes spanning 1987-1998 on four discs.       Click To Buy It!
    • DISC ONE: 1987 - 1991   (19 tracks)
    • DISC TWO: 1992 - 1993   (17 tracks)
    • DISC THREE: 1993 - 1994   (16 tracks)
    • DISC FOUR: 1994 - 1998   (14 tracks)

Nice Cheekbones and a Ph.D.
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Every Kind Of Light

    • Released in 2005

      Although they called it quits, they keep coming back!  This, their first full-length since "Success".   Click To Buy It!
    • It's Great To Be Hear Again
    • Conversations
    • All In A Day's Work
    • I Guess You're Right
    • Anything And Everything
    • Second Time Around
    • Last Crawl
    • Could He Treat You Better?
    • Love Comes
    • I Finally Found A Jungle I Like!!!
    • That Don't Fly
    • Sweetheart's Of Rodeo Drive