|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rock alternative alternative rock indie indie rock seen live|
|Links:||allmusic BBC Music page discogs fanpage image IMDb last.fm lyrics lyrics lyrics lyrics myspace official homepage other databases other databases other databases other databases purchase for download purchase for download purchase for download purchase for mail-order purevolume secondhandsongs social network social network soundcloud streaming music streaming music VIAF wikidata wikipedia youtube|
Post-slacker US guitar pop artisans from Los Angeles, California, USA, formed in 1992 by Rivers Cuomo (13 June 1970, Manhattan, New York, USA; vocals/guitar), Matt Sharp (b. 22 September 1969, Bangkok, Thailand; bass/vocals), Patrick Wilson (b. 1 February 1969, Buffalo, New York, USA; drums) and Jason Cropper (b. 27 June 1971, Oakland, California, USA; guitar/vocals), although the latter was replaced during the recording of the bands first album by Brian Bell (b. 9 December 1968, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; guitar). The original four protagonists had met as strangers who found themselves abroad in Los Angeles, and decided to form a band together. Cuomo grew up in rural Connecticut before deciding to move to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to form a band. It was to little immediate success, but, tortured by the sundering of a relationship, he began to write his own songs. Sharp brought the unlikely influences of Talk Talk and Gary Numan to the bass...