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During its initial run during the late 70s/early 80s, the new wave movement was largely looked down upon as a disposable musical form by the critics. By the early twenty-first century, classic new wave groups such as the Cars, Devo and Blondie had left a noticeable mark on countless up-and-coming rock artists, including the Chicago, Illinois, USA-based quintet, OK Go. Founding members Damian Kulash (Washington, DC, USA; vocals/guitar) and Tim Nordwind (bass) had been friends since the age of 11, and were members of other bands prior to the formation of OK Go in 1998. The band soon became a quartet, when additional members Dan Konopka (drums) and Andrew Duncan (keyboards/guitar) were welcomed aboard. The outfit issued a few independent CD singles, and appeared as the house band for radio show This American Life, which led to a recording contract with Capitol Records in 2002. The same year, OK Gos self-titled album, was issued. The album was buoyed by the radio...