Chicago/New York experimental rock trio Surprise & Stress is definitely electrical guitarist and singer Ian Williams (of Don Caballero), drummer Kevin Shea and bassist Erich Ehm (of Golan Globus). Called for the German literary motion, Sturm und Drang, the music group recorded their 1st album, Surprise and Tension, with Steve Albini in early 1997. It had been released in July of this same 12 months on Contact & Proceed. In June and July of 1999, Surprise & Stress documented their follow-up recording with Jim O’Rourke, this time around with guest looks by not merely Micah Gaugh, who also performed on the first launch, but by drummer Jim Dark, aswell. Under Thunder & Fluorescent Lamps premiered in early 2000 on Contact & Go.