Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Joe Stone, guitar and vocals; Skizz Cyzyk, drums; John Irvine, vocals and guitar; Joe Tropea, bass and vocals

Founded in: 1993

Style: indie pop

Influenced by: XTC, Television, Velvet Underground

Notable: The band's new album, Colors From the Future, was recorded with vintage instruments at Invisible Sound Studios. It's the first album in which the band worked in one studio start to finish, Irvine said.

Quotable: "Beginning to end, I think it sounds more cohesive," Irvine said. "I think it sounds more polished. This is the first one that sounds a lot better than a demo we just released."

The band: thejennifers.com



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