Birth Place: Olympia, Washington, U.S.
Years Active: 1999–present
Genres: Indie Rock, Dance-Rock, Blues Punk
Gossip (formerly The Gossip) is a three-piece American indie rock band formed in 1999 in Olympia, Washington. The three original members, vocalist Beth Ditto, guitarist Nathan “Brace Paine” Howdeshell and drummer Kathy Mendonca were originally from Searcy, Arkansas. Mendonca moved to Olympia to attend Evergreen State College and Howdeshell and Ditto followed. In 1999 the independent record label K Records released Gossip's first recording, their eponymous debut EP, “The Gossip” to coincide with the band's tour with Sleater-Kinney. Their next release was their first album “That's Not What I Heard” which was released by the record label Kill Rock Stars in January 2001. In between t...
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