Infobox musical artist
Name = Semi-Gloss

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Background = group_or_band
Origin = New York City
Genre = Alternative pop Indie rock Lounge
Years_active = 1990s – 2000
Label = Dirt Records
URL = [ Official website]
Current_members = Verena Wiesendanger Jordy Mokriski Gregory Graf Henry Baum Jason Harmon Dave Berger

Semi-Gloss is a now-defunct alternative pop/rock band from the East Village in New York City.

Band history

The band formed in the early 1990s between Jordy Mokriski and Verena Wiesendanger after Mokriski spent a year in Los Angeles writing songs. When he returned to New York City, he and Wiesendanger recorded a four-track demo. The band gained a small following and began opening for artists such as Cat Power and Blonde Redhead. They appeared on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic in 1999. They contributed their single "The Sunburn Song" to the Nickelodeon television series "The Adventures of Pete & Pete".

Throughout the career of the band, it had been difficult to secure a drummer. Three years after the release of their debut album, the band awaited the release of their second studio album, "The Falling Kind" on Dirt Records. When the album was delayed, the band members decided to put the band on hiatus.

Though "The Falling Kind" was eventually released on Dirt Records, the label has since shut down. Copies of albums by the band have since become difficult to find.

Band members

*Jordy Mokriski - guitar, vocals
*Verena Wiesendanger - vocals, keyboards, percussion
*Gregory Graf - bass
*Henry Baum - drums
*Jason Harmon - drums
*Dave Berger - drums


*"Teenie" (1996)
*"Semi-Gloss" (1997)
*"The Falling Kind" (2000)

External links

* [ Official site]

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