was a punk rock
band from Petaluma, California
that formed in 1998 and broke up in October 2005.
The band was started by bassist Dominic Davi, who enlisted Kristin McRory as Tsunami Bomb's original female vocalist. Davi met McRory in late 1997
, when she joined the band Headboard on female vocals.
Davi and McRory left Headboard in February 1998, and played their first show as Tsunami Bomb on June 26, 1998 at the Fatty Mocha in Merced, CA
Tsunami Bomb's original lineup consisted of 5 people, including a female keyboard player named Oobliette Sparks who also contributed vocals (and remained with the band until 2001
). Gabriel Lindeman played drums for the band's first few shows, but he did not join the band full-time until 1999
. Kristin McRory left Tsunami Bomb in late 1998, and Davi recruited Emily Whitehurst shortly thereafter (Emily's brother, Logan Whitehurst
was Davi's roommate at the time). To add mystique and give her a more iconic presence, Emily Whitehurst created the moniker "Agent M". Whitehurst was credited as Agent M almost exclusively until the breakup of the band.
Tsunami Bomb maintained a grueling tour schedule for most of its existence. In 1999 they released two limited edition 7" singles: B-Movie Queens
was a split with Emily Whitehurst and Brian Plink's former band Plinky; Mayhem On The High Seas
was released on Checkmate Records which was owned by Hunter Burgan
, bassist for AFI
. In 2000
they signed to Tomato Head Records
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