Screaming Trees

American band

Screaming Trees were an American grunge band from Ellensburg, Washington.

Screaming Trees
OriginEllensburg, Washington, U.S.
GenresGrunge, neo-psychedelia, alternative rock
Years active1985-2000
LabelsVelvetone, SST, Sub Pop, Epic
Past member(s)Mark Lanegan
Gary Lee Conner
Van Conner
Mark Pickerel
Barrett Martin

The band was formed in 1985 by brothers Gary Lee Conner and Van Conner. The band formed because the members had an interest in the punk, garage, and classic rock genres in high school.

They released their debut album, Clairvoyance, on February 13, 1986. The band gained fame from the early 1990s grunge movement along with bands like Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. The band broke up in 2000.[1]

Band members

  • Mark Lanegan - lead vocals, guitar (1985–2000)
  • Gary Lee Conner - guitar, backing vocals (1985–2000)
  • Van Conner - bass, backing vocals (1985–2000)
  • Mark Pickerel - drums (1985–1991)
  • Barrett Martin - drums, percussion, backing vocals (1991–2000)
  • Donna Dresch - bass (1988, 1991) (touring)
  • Sean Hollister - drums (1991) (touring)
  • Dan Peters - drums (1991) (touring)
  • Josh Homme - rhythm guitar (1996-1998) (touring)


Studio albums
  • Other Worlds (1985)
  • Beat Happening/Screaming Trees EP (1988)
  • Something About Today (1990)
  • Change Has Come (1991)
  • Winter Songs Tour Tracks (1992)


  1. "AllMusic Bio". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-01-19.