El Guapo(1996 - 2006)
Peter Cafarella - accordion, keyboard, electronics, computer, vocals
Rafael Cohen - guitar, oboe, keyboard, electronics, vocals
Justin Moyer - drums, bass, electronics, vocals
El Guapo was born as a two-piece in Washington, D.C. in 1996. Throughout various instrument/lineup changes in the 1990s, the band released two full-lengths on Resin Records as well as a live CD on its own label, Mud Memory.
In March 2001, El Guapo recorded its first album for Dischord Records, Super/System, with Phil Manley of Trans Am at National Recording Studio. Fake French, El Guapo's second Dischord release, was released in March 2003. In early 2004, the band expanded to a four-piece with the addition of former Orthrelm drummer Josh Blair. After being threatened with a lawsuit by another band with the same name, El Guapo rechristened itself as "Supersystem" and recorded two albums for Touch and Go before disbanding in 2006.