Shorty was an American rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1991. The band consisted of vocalist Al Johnson, guitarist Mark Shippy, drummer Todd Lamparelli, and bassist Luke Frantom. Desribed as “A sinus cleaning din that flips you upside down, shakes the keys from your pockets and then drops you headfirst to the astroturf”, the band released a number of singles followed by a full length, with their last two releases on SKiN GRAFT Records. After the group's breakup, Al Johnson and Mark Shippy would go on to form the underground art rock band U.S. Maple.
Hear them here: https://skingraftrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fresh-breath
This never before seen artwork was drawn by guitarist Mark Shippy exclusively for the Unfit Apparel collection.
Fun Facts: The Jesus Lizard's David Yow lifted Al's "microphone in the pocket" technique after Shorty disbanded. He would later give Al credit in a series of interviews across the United States. Prior to changing their name, Shorty was called Snailboy and were nearly included on the flipside of the very first SKiN GRAFT Records release with Dazzling Killmen.