Not to be confused with the Long Island-based ’60s garage rock quintet, these Vagrants spilled out of the ’80s East Bay scene as a miasma of teenage angst, D.I.Y. attitude, and suburban alienation. Though they shared stages with the Gilman Street de rigueur—Green Day, Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine, et al—The Vagrants took a more introspective approach, channeling DC, early emo, and melodic hardcore. Their lone EP—1990’s Gone—was the thirty-second release on Larry Livermore’s taste-making Lookout Records concern. Over the course of a half decade, the band played only 50 gigs before changing names and direction, reappearing in 1993 under the Pot Valiant moniker.
Vagrants to Valiant
Volar b/w Low Dexterity Points