Current members: Matthew Papich and Dustin Wong, guitars
Founded in: 2005
Style: experimental progressive pop rock
Influenced by: the Ventures, the Beach Boys, xbxrx
Notable: This instrumental duo released Freckle Wars, a full-length album, about four months ago. Live, they move around while blasting the audience with playful, energetic licks from their electric guitars.
Quotable: "I guess we're both pretty naturally hyped-up people," Papich said. "I don't think there was ever a time where we said we should play fast. That's kind of like the tempo that we accidentally lock into. It's pretty exciting just to have people there. We totally feed off the audience. If people are psyched, you can just tell brain waves are going to be connecting."
The artist: myspace.com/ecstaticsunshine
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