Sinkcharmer is the occasional solo project of Paul Coleman (Albumen, the Operators). The origins of Sinkcharmer go back to 1993 when Paul was in college and in the band Psquelch. On summer break, he bought a 4-track and started recording tape after tape of songs under the pseudonym Alger Hiss. 1994 brought a move to North Carolina with girlfriend and sometime collaborator Kathleen. During this time Alger Hiss self-released 2 tapes (the Cootie Tape and I Love You Therefore I'll Give You Some Walnuts) which were distributed among friends and family.