Hometown // Baltimore
Current members // Chris Laun, vocals and guitar; Greta Thomas, violin; Sarah Canter, cello; Brent Davis, bass; Mason Baron, drums
Founded in // 2006
Style // rock
Influenced by // Radiohead, They Might Be Giants, ELO, XTC, REM
Notable // Laun, formerly a member of the now-defunct local band Challenge Club, wrote all of the songs for the forthcoming full-length album. Some of the material was written in the past while Laun was with other bands and is now finally seeing the light of day, Laun said.
Quotable // "When I started it, I thought of it as my all-star group of songs," Laun said. "If I feel like we need to add a new song to the set list and I don't have anything that I like, I'll go back to the past."
Hear Chris Laun and the Meteor Maids at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Free. For more information, call 410-547-9000 or go to thewalters.org. The band: myspace.com/chrislaunmusic.[SAM SESSA