Effective period / Period of releases: 1992 - 2001
Members: Mark Kozelek, Anthony Koutsos, Jerry Vessel, Phil Carney, Gordon MackAmerican alternative rock group, formed in 1989 in San Francisco, CA, United States and disbanded 2001.
Mark Kozelek (vocals, guitar)
Gordon Mack (guitar)
Anthony Koutsos (drums)
Jerry Vessel (bass)
Phil Carney (guitar)
With songs that varied in tone from light acoustic numbers to more powerful, though still restrained, plugged-in tracks,The Red House Painters established themselves as one of the premier indie rock outfits of the mid-'90s. Led by singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek the Painters documented the dark and dirty side of human nature. Without using the safety net provided by metaphor, Kozelek, a self-professed agoraphobic with a ghostly voice reminiscent of Tim Buckley, airs myriad insecurities and emotional inconstancies over his quartet's skeletal backing.