Baltimore

Ryan Finnerin, vocals and guitar; Jason Butcher, drums; Micah Huerta, keyboards; Denny Finnerin, backing vocals; Neil Cotterill, guitar; Eric Bloodsworth, bass; Amy Cavanaugh, cello

2005

folk rock

Wilco, Spoon, Elliott Smith, the Beatles

Ryan Finnerin composed, arranged and recorded the lion's share of the instrumentation on the debut album, Everyday Needles for Electromagnetic Lovers. He started with a vocal or instrumental line and layered the rest of the songs around it.

"I like to have songs be open-ended -- open for interpretation," Finneran said. "Each one of them means something different for me. ... That's what I think music's all about."