cub was an indie rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia which formed in 1992 and disbanded in 1997. They played a melodic, jangly form of pop punk which was dubbed "cuddlecore" by some music critics. Their song "New York City" was covered by They Might Be Giants on their album Factory Showroom and their song "Little Star" was covered by Washington's Sicko on their album Laugh While You Can Monkey Boy.
Original drummer Valeria Fellini was replaced by Lisa G. in 1994. Neko Case also played drums with the band in their early years, but left to form her own band, Maow.
In 1997 Robynn Iwata abandonded the guitar for synthesizers and formed I AM SPOONBENDER with Dustin Donaldson. Enigmatically, around this time she was nick-named CUP. And shortly thereafter Lisa Marr started her own new band (Buck) in 1998 once she moved to California from her native Vancouver.