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Avant rock band Githead features Malka Spigel (bass, vocals), Wire's Colin Newman (guitar, vocals), Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner, guitar), and frequent live and studio assistance from Max Franken (drums). Newman and Spigel first worked together on the former's 1986 album Commercial Suicide, while the latter and Franken were members of the under-recognized Israeli post-punk band Minimal Compact. Initially considered a one-off for the sake of performing at the 2004 tenth anniversary celebration of Newman and Spigel's Swim label, Githead quickly evolved into a full-fledged band. Their first release, the six-track Headgit EP, was released in early November 2004. Although the album Profile was issued just over half a year later, the fullness and directness of its songs indicated that the band was merely finding its footing on the debut. Githead subsequently released material every other year, with Art Pop and Landing released, respectively, in 2007 and 2009. All of the band's output has been issued on Swim. ~ Andy Kellman