Melissa Rodenbeek and Hiram Lucke formed the harvey girls in August of 2003 in Lawrence, Kansas. The group, named after the waitresses who served travelers in the American West from the late 19th to the mid 20th centuries along the AT&SF railways, combine the melodies of bubblegum pop with experimentation in sound. Their music stands as a cross between Prince Paul's production work and the songs of the Shangri-Las (that's what we're sticking with; feel free to come up with your own description).

The harvey girls are a group that can claim ABBA is the greatest pop group of all time without an ironic smirk and bake you a decent cake for your birthday. If you would like a list of our favorite acronyms, to know what we have been reading lately, or to let us know what day your birthday falls on, you can just drop us a line.

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Interviews and Podcasts

Interview with Weekly Volcano

Oregon Music News interview

Remix of "FWIW" by Big Spider's Back

Our Top 10 Horror Movie Music Moments
(for Scene Stealers)

Our Traumafessions (for Kinder Trauma)

Absolute Punk interview

Hiram on KUPS in Tacoma (interview/songs)

Phoning It In (live songs & talk--w/Josh Millard
and Adam Bartell)

Williamette Week feature from 2008

Pitch interview podcast

Our contribution to Erasing Clouds 100 Musicians Answer the Same 10 Questions

CJOnline interview Show Review (with Superargo!)

About "I've Been Watching a Lot of Horror Movies Lately"

75 or Less (review) (review)

Alternative Block (German review)

blurt (review) (review)

Comfort Comes (review)

Cosmos Gaming (review)

The Dadada (overview)

das klienicum (German review)

Eugene Weekly (show preview)


foxy digitalis (review)

Little Reviews (review)

milk milk lemonade

Redefine Magazine (review)

Spectrum Culture (review)

Venus Zine (video premiere, review)

Verbicide (review)

willamette week (review)

About "An Uncloudy Day ":


About "Nutate":
Crappy Indie Music

Milk Milk Lemonade

Das Klienicum

Willamette Week

About "The Wild Farewell":
Delusions of Adequacy

Erasing Clouds


Shake Your Fist


About "Blabber n Smoke":
Delusions of Adequacy

An Idiot's Guide to Dreaming


Dr. Gunni (in Icelandic - scroll to 02.01.05., which is getting farther and farther down. It translates (- thanks to an Icelandic fan!) to: Another marriage. Bumped into this while musicblogsurfing. Cool song from some americans who will probably never make the charts. We are, apparently rightly so, taking this as a compliment.)


About "The Biggest Book You'll Never Read":


Millieu A review of the harvey girls: the harvey girls

"That was so much better than spending $2 on tacos." - Marcus (?)