Hometown: Los Angeles
Sounds like: A collective that's equally comfortable harmonizing on'70s-style Hollywood Hills piano rock as it is churning out urgent, high-tech indie pop.
Recommended if you like: Broken Social Scene, Fleetwood Mac, Port O'Brien
You should know: The band's original name was Bogie Ogreton -- partially inspired by the ogre-like/large nature of the band members' feet.
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Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »