Hometown: Westminster

Current members: Rory Pettingill, vocals; Trevor Simpson, guitar and vocals; Andrew Cohen, bass and vocals; Matt Galler, drums

Founded in: 2005

Style: pop rock

Influenced by: the Mars Volta, the Academy Is, Treos

Notable: While recording their debut EP Choose Your Own Adventure, band members added extra overdubs. To re-create the full sound live, they played tracks off a laptop until it was stolen on a recent tour stop in Nashville. Now, they've downgraded to an iPod but want to keep using the pre-recorded drum tracks and other instrumentation in their shows.

Quotable: Simpson on playing with the iPod: "It definitely has made us on the whole a much tighter musical unit. The benefits way outweigh the drawbacks. It's more for a matter of professionalism and being able to play with a computer. I wish we had the money to hire an orchestra or something like that, but until then, we have a computer."

For more information about the band, go to myspace.com/gatsbyrock



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