The Dead Science began life as the The Sweet Science; singer/guitarist Sam Mickens and brothers Jherek Bischoff (bass) and Korum Bischoff (drums) formed in mid-2000 and self-released the CD-R album Galactose
that same year.
Forced to change their name in 2003 by a pre-existing “Sweet Science” band, The Dead Science was born, signed to Berkeley-based indie Absolutely Kosher
, and released their proper debut, Submariner
. During this period Sam and Jherek served as both recording and touring members of Xiu Xiu
and members of the Butoh-based performance ensemble/punk-jazz orchestra Degenerate Art Ensemble.