Who? Birmingham, Alabama’s Rewinds — Michael Shackelford (vocals/guitar), Glenn Drennen (vocals/lead guitar), Chris Markham (bass), Brooks Marks (drums) — are releasing their self-titled debut album on Livewire Recordings.

What’s the Deal? Though they hail from the hotbed of American Idol finalists (Taylor Hicks, Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice), the Rewinds have a decidedly less manufactured sound. Their self-titled debut bursts with Superdrag- and Sloan-inspired upbeat power pop.

Fun Fact: Sure, they might not have the pimped-out tour bus of some more famous rock outfits, but that’s not stopping the Rewinds from living large. While touring in a “crappy van without air conditioning,” as they call it, the band members play each other in Madden 2006 on Playstation Portable.

Now Hear This: The Rewinds – “Voice in My Head” (Download MP3)

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On the Web: therewinds.com

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