You may have heard of them depending on how 'into' your indie blogs you are. They're one of those US DIY 60's punk pop garage bands that became all too common after the magnificent Black Lips. (i love the black lips)
Way back when, i spent a fair while looking into the name 'Box Elder' for our band. It's an old Pavement track (Box Elder from slay tracks (1933-1969) EP)
I stumbled across a US surf-punk band called 'Boxelder' that appeared to have split in 2005 (or at least have been waiting a veeeery long time to release their 'upcoming new release')
This didn't concern me; 1 because they had been inactive for a few years, 2 because it was spelt differently, and 3 because they played completely different music and no one with any interest in music could confuse them with our sound.
It was a couple of months after we'd started playing shows…