Baltimore

Rob "Soma" Reichhelm, guitar and vocals; Chris Brohawn, drums; Josh Lundy, bass

2005

garage rock

Velvet Underground, Nirvana, Elliott Smith, Radiohead

The group started as Reichhelm's solo project, but snowballed over time into a trio. Its first full-length album, The Surgeon, came out a couple of months ago.

Reichhelm on the band's beginning: "People thought it was decent enough. I kept going with it. Now it's a collaborative project. I'm surprised it took off as much as it did, honestly."