Hella is an American math rock band formed in Sacramento, California in 2001. The band's primary members are Spencer Seim on guitar and Zach Hill (better known for his work with experimental hip hop group Death Grips) on drums. Following the release of their album Tripper in 2011, the band appears to have gone on indefinite hiatus.
- Zach Hill (drums) (2001-present)
- Spencer Seim (guitar) (2001-present)
- Dan Elkan (guitar, synthesizer, sampler, vocals) (2005) (live performances only)
- Jonathan Hischke (bass guitar) (2005) (live performances only)
- Aaron Ross (vocals) (2006-2009)
- Carson McWhirter (bass guitar, synthesizer) (2006-2009)
- Josh Hill (guitar) (2006-2009)
- Leather Diamond (EP) (2001)
- Hold Your Horse Is (2002)
- Falam Dynasty (EP) (2002)
- Bitches Ain't Shit but Good People (EP) (2003)
- Total Bugs Bunny on Wild Bass (EP) (2003)
- The Devil Isn't Red (2004)
- Church Gone Wild/Chirpin Hard (double album) (2005)note
- Concentration Face (2004 Tour DVD) (2005)
- Homeboy (EP) (2005)
- Acoustics (EP) (2006)
- There's No 666 in Outer Space (2007)
- Tripper (2011)
The tropes that people read when they think no one's looking:
- All Drummers Are Animals: It is Zach Hill we're talking about.
- Distinct Double Album: Church Gone Wild/Chirpin' Hard. The former is performed exclusively by Zach Hill, and the latter exclusively by Spencer Seim.
- Everything Is an Instrument: During some live performances Zach Hill would use sawblades, trash cans, and mailboxes as drums.
- Instrumentals: All of their early material.
- Long Runner Lineup: Other members have come and gone, but Zach Hill and Spencer Seim have always been the core of the band.
- Long Title: Bitches Ain't Shit but Good People (also an Intentionally Awkward Title), Total Bugs Bunny on Wild Bass, There's No 666 in Outer Space, "Hello Great Architect of the Universe", and so on and so on.
- Miniscule Rocking: A lot of their songs are less than 3 minutes in length.
- Nobody Loves the Bassist: Initially, they didn't even have a bassist.
- Uncommon Time: Used a lot, which isn't surprising as it is a math rock band.