was an American post-hardcore/emo band from Washington, D.C.. Formed in 1992, Hoover went on to produce some of the more intense music to appear on the Dischord Records label in the 1990s. Unusually, three of the four members shared vocal duties equally.Hoover split up in 1994, and have reformed twice: once in 1997 to record a mini-album of 'odds and ends', and again in 2004 to tour Europe and also performed some shows back in their homeland. It is not clear whether the band will continue to be active.The band is not to be confused with the country music song writer and performer Hoover, based out of Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s, nor the Belgian band Hooverphonic, who originally performed under the name "Hoover," nor the Dutch band Hoover which, like the American band, has a self-titled album (although the Dutch band adds an exclamation point: "Hoover!"); nor should the band be confused with, or even compared to, the Post-Everthing-Core trio 'Massive Piss Hoover'.