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An indie rock group from Los Angeles, California. They are signed to Dangerbird Records. Their current lineup of members includes leading man Brian Aubert (guitar & vocals), Nikki Monninger (bass), Christopher Guanlao (drums), & Joe Lester (keyboards & sounds). Their first EP, Pikul, was released in July of 2005, followed by their full-length album, Carnavas, which was released on July 26, 2006. They have appeared on many talk shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman and Last Call with Carson Daly. Songs of theirs such as Rusted Wheel, Lazy Eye, and Three Seed have been featured on the popular TV series The OC and One Tree Hill. One of the best indie groups out there.
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An American Indie Rock Band From Los Angeles California Who Signed with Dangerbird Records.

The current band lineup consists of Brian Aubert (lead vocals/guitar), Nikki Monninger (bass/vocals), Christopher Guanlao (drums), and Joe Lester (keyboards). The band members are friends who had played together previously or in mutual friends' bands.

The band originated in L.A.'s Silver Lake music scene home of Elliott Smith, Rilo Kiley and others. They were originally called A Couple Of Couples. Their current name comes from a liquor and convenience store near their house at Sunset and Silver Lake Blvds in Los Angeles. In interviews, however, the band often say their name is more of "a state of mind," supposedly from living so close to everything an L.A.-based indie rock band would need late at night. For Pikul, fellow Silverlaker Tanya Haden was enlisted to play cello.

The band's sound, often encompassing multiple overdubs of distorted guitars, is frequently compared to that of The Smashing Pumpkins, while the band members have said they are heavily influenced by artists such as My Bloody Valentine, the Velvet Underground, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, Sweet, Modest Mouse, and Secret Machines as well as numerous other artists with lesser publicity; especially "by songs like 'Rhinoceros' from Gish by The Smashing Pumpkins and 'The Diamond Sea' from 'Washing Machine' by Sonic Youth"

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