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Hometown: Baltimore

Members: Justin Gilman, keyboards, guitars and vocals; Josh Gilman, drums and samples; Josh Beazell, guitar, vocals and keyboards; Jahan Hosseini, bass and vocals

Founded: 2006

Style: experimental rock

Influenced by : the Beatles, Radiohead, Tool, Mogwai, Bjork

Notable: The band is wrapping up its first full-length album, which should come out in a month or two, Justin Gilman said. All of the band members are visual artists and put as much effort into their fliers, artwork and Web site as they do into their music. They also forced themselves to learn multiple instruments, he said.

Quotable : "We've been trying to get a bunch of different instruments and make it more of a group of musicians instead of just a rock band with a normal setup," Justin Gilman said. "We try to write each song very dynamically to keep the crowd interested. We'll bring it way up and make some parts very epic and try to bring it all the way back down."

If you go : We Read Minds opens for Lake Trout tomorrow at The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Doors open at 9 p.m. $12. Call 410-662-0069 or go to The band:

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