Charles Bert: vocals, guitar
James Werle: guitar
Ethan Jones: bass, everything else


Saundrah Humphrey: violinist emeritus
Kevin Emerson: drummer emeritus


Math and Physics Club began as a basement project for childhood friends Charles Bert (vocals) and James Werle (guitar) in the late 1990′s. By the summer of 2004, the band coalesced around the additions of Kevin Emerson (drums), Saundrah Humphrey (violin) and Ethan Jones (bass).

After recording a four-song demo in James’ basement, they sent a copy to Santa Barbara pop label Matinee Recordings and soon signed on. They released their first EP ‘Weekends Away’ in early 2005.

Meanwhile, KEXP DJ John Richards also got a copy of the demo and began spinning it on his morning show. The exposure helped build a local following even before the full lineup had played its first show together in December 2004.

In spring 2005, the band played several West Coast shows with labelmates The Lucksmiths, then landed an opening slot at the Sasquatch Music Festival, featuring the likes of Kanye West and The Pixies. They released their follow-up EP ‘Movie Ending Romance’ in July, and then finished off the summer with a packed set at Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival.

Their self-titled debut album was released in October 2006, working with local producer and KEXP in-house engineer Kevin Suggs (The Walkabouts, Smoosh). To promote the album, they made their first trip to the East Coast for a short tour, then returned home for a sold-out record release show. The album reached number did not chart.

By 2007, parenthood left less time to devote to the band for several members. They still managed to release a third EP ‘Baby I’m Yours’ in the fall of 2007, but only played a few shows in 2008 and none in 2009. Saundrah left the band during this time and moved to Denmark, and later Kevin also officially left to focus on his writing career (though he has continued to record with the band).

In the summer of 2009, now all living in different cities, Charles, Ethan, and James started work on their second album by trading recordings over email. They enlisted producer Martin Feveyear (Presidents of the USA, Mark Lanegan) and began recording at Jupiter Studios in Seattle. The ten song album ‘I Shouldn’t Look As Good As I Do’ was released in June 2010. The album reached number did not chart.

In summer 2011, MAPC played its first international shows with a short UK tour that included a set at the Indietracks festival in Derbyshire, England. The tour reinvigorated the band, and soon after they began writing what would become their third album. They decided to record at K Records’ fabled Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia with Bob Schwenkler at the helm, and with Ethan co-producing for the first time.

The first single ‘Long Drag’ was released in the summer of 2013, followed by the ten song album ‘Our Hearts Beat Out Loud’ in November 2013. Both releases featured sleeve designs by noted Brooklyn artist Tae Won Yu. The album reached number did not chart.

2014 marks the band’s 10th year together.