Tess Brunet (born September 12, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, drummer, and producer, who has recorded and performed under the band names Au Ras Au Ras, Animal Electric, Generationals, and deadboy & the Elephantmen. Brunet began working in the lo-fi genre of underground rock, recording on portable cassette tape machines while living in New York City. Brunet has worked with various artists including Daniel Johnston, Lady Bo of Bo Diddley, Floating Action and Twin Tigers, to name a few. Brunet released her first solo albums under Animal Electric in 2008 and Au Ras Au Ras in 2011 and 2012. Tess has since dropped both monikers and currently performs and records under her given name as well as Tess Brunet & The Black Orchids. Henry Rollins champions Brunet and plays her catalog on his weekly show on KCRW. Brunet has also played The Henry Rollins Show on IFC. She has toured extensively in various bands since 2003 as a drummer and started touring in 2013 as a solo artist. Brunet is currently working on her third solo record, but it will be the first record to come out under her given name. In addition to her musical efforts, Tess owns Lagniappe Records, an independent record shop and DIY record label in Lafayette, LA.