moth wranglers

Chris Xefos began recording/producing various groups in New York during the 1980s, including indie-rock legends Phantom Tollbooth. In 1989, Chris joined the NYC spoken word/art rock group, King Missile. Five years, four albums and a number of alternative rock “hits” (including “Jesus Was Way Cool” and “Detachable Penis”) later, King Missile disbanded (this version) and Chris in the meantime relocated to San Francisco. Since then, Chris has and continues to work in various capacities with a number of Bay Area artists, including Victor Krummenacher, Jonathan Segel, & Greg Lisher (Camper Van Beethoven), Pansy Division, and Doug Hilsinger (Bomb/Enorchestra).

Chris has also kept up writing and recording with two different projects; moth wranglers, a duo featuring Chris and LD Beghtol (Flare/The New Criticism/guest vocalist on The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs) as well as Chris’ solo project, Drop Quarters. For the past 10 years, Chris has owned/operated his own project-recording studio, Magnetic Recording. Chris is currently constructing a new studio facility, The Space, and plans to have that operational by Summer ’07.