Bitch Magnet was a post-hardcore band during the late 1980s and early 1990s who formed at Oberlin College in Ohio and later moved to North Carolina. Their first release was a cassette under the name Stop Vegetable Abuse. They released their first record in 1988 and all of the band's full-length albums were released on Communion Records. Lead singer Sooyoung Park and Lexi Mitchell later joined Mac McCaughan of Superchunk fame to form the band Seam. David Grubbs, who was a founding member of Squirrel Bait, left the band and started Bastro. Orestes Morfin went on to drum for Walt Mink.