Ike Yard was founded in 1979 in New York. They recorded for labels like Disques du Crépuscule and Factory Records. After Ike Yard split in 1983, former member Stuart Argabright went to West Berlin, where he worked with members of Malaria, DAF & Liaisons Dangereuses. The band reformed as a three piece unit with original members Stuart Argabright, Kenneth Compton and Michael Diekmann in 2007. After a hiatus of 28 years a brand new album (Nord) has been released in 2010.