Out Hud was an electronic band formed in 1996 in the San Francisco Bay Area and later based in New York City. It disbanded in 2006. The band's members were guitarist Nic Offer, bassist Tyler Pope, cellist Molly Schnick, vocalist/drummer Phyllis Forbes, and mixer Justin Van Der Volgen. Pope, Offer, and Van Der Volgen are now members of the similar band !!!. Out Hud's first album, S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D., was purely instrumental.
Out Hud's first album, S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D., was purely instrumental. The group added vocals on its second album Let Us Never Speak of it Again, with Forbes singing lead (while a drum machine filled in her usual role) and Schnick singing backup.
Shortly after the release of Let Us Never Speak of it Again it was announced that Pope would not be joining the band on tour, and instead would be concentrating on James Murphy's dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem. It was then announced in September 2005 that a concert in New York might be Out Hud's last.
The song How Long was featured in the movie I Know Who Killed Me.