Comets on Fire was an acid rock band from Santa Cruz, California who later resided in the Bay Area. The band was formed in 1999 by Ethan Miller (guitar and vox) and Ben Flashman (bass). Noel Von Harmonson (echoplex) and Chris Gonzalez (drums) fleshed out the sound. Utrillo Belcher later replaced Chris. Ben Chasny joined in 2003.