Formed in the small town of Sunnymead, CA, White Flag has become a puzzling and occasional legend in musical history. The band was formed in 1982, and released their self-produced debut LP S Is for Space to rave reviews and sold over 25,000 copies. The band consisted of the core members Pat Fear, Trace Element, Doug Graves, and El Fee. Several albums later, the band developed a large following, including members of other punk groups in the L.A. area, several of which made guest appearances on their 1984 LP Third Strike, which sold more than 30,000 copies. White Flag went on to record their most popular LP, Wild Kingdom, which also produced the band's most popular single, "Face Down."
Over the years, several musicians have joined and left White Flag. The band's recordings or live performances have at one time featured both Ken Stringfellow (who appears under the name Kim Crimson) and Jon Auer of the Posies, Kim Shattuck and Ronnie Barnett of the Muffs, Jeff McDonald and Steve McDonald of Redd Kross, Greg Hetson from Bad Religion, Dale Crover from the Melvins, and Eric Erlandson from Hole, to name only a few.
White Flag released Eternally Undone on Houston Party Records in 1999. It is the group's 11th full-length release and the first album from the band since 1989. ~ Laurel Greenidge