The Lashes were a Seattle-based power pop band. The band formed in Seattle in 2000.
In 2004, the Lashes released the Stupid Stupid EP, produced by John Goodmanson, on Lookout! Records. Goodmanson also produced their debut album, Get It, released by Columbia Records in 2006.
On May 5, 2007, Lashes guitarist Eric Howk fell into a 12-foot-deep (3.7 m) hole at a construction site near a friend’s house and broke several vertebrae and severed his spine. The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, but the band performed at Bumbershoot 2007.
The band self-released Thank You Side A on January 1, 2008. It was released exclusively at Sonic Boom Records and produced by John Goodmanson.