In the mid 1990s Meerkats rose to local prominence in the Midwestern college town of Iowa City, Iowa. The band combined their Indie Rock sound with tendrils in Punk, Surf, and Garage Rock. Meerkats featured singer/guitarist Brook Hover, bassist Joel McDowell, guitarist Kyle Oyloe, and drummer Eric Marshall. The band gigged steadily throughout the area and were known for the occasional incendiary performance… especially their unforgettable show near a swamp when a fire broke out on stage. Meerkats churned out two CDs during their short career, 1996’s “Curse of the Hearse” and 1997’s “Enemy Planet.” Sadly, Marshall and Oyloe have passed away, but Meerkats’ legacy lives on at Fervor Records.