Hannah, Devin, Melissa and Chris are shoplifting. Shoplifting exploded onto the Seattle landscape in early 2003, quickly impacting a music community that (with a few exceptions) had grown stale and apolitical in the wake of the city''s gentrification, and the decreased visibility of Riot Grrrl and other similarly radical movements. In early 2004, Shoplifting recorded with Justin Trosper (Unwound) in Olympia and that summer released a 7" and an eponymous EP with Kill Rock Stars. They played shows with friends such as the Ex, Mecca Normal, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metalux, and Liars, and toured the U.S., culminating in an unforgettable protest show in Brooklyn the eve of the Republican National Convention. They then began recording their debut album, Body Stories, with renowned producer Steve Fisk (Unwound, Beat Happening, Nirvana) in 2005. The result is astonishing. Body Stories is a supernova of rhythm, melody, and noise, combining radical gender, feminist, anarchist and queer politics with a deeply personal vision of individual and collective healing and resistance. 2006 finds Shoplifting poised for further action and exchange. Following the release of Body Stories on Kill Rock Stars, the band will tour North America and Europe (and anywhere else that will have them).