American indie rock band from Syracuse, NY (USA), formed in 2006. After some intensive touring, they released their debut album 'The Rhumb Line' in 2008. The album features a cover version of Suspended In Gaffa. During live shows, they used to play the song Hounds Of Love as well.
In the spring of 2009, the band released an EP, 'Can You Tell', featuring remixes, early demos and live recordings. It was followed by their second album, 'The Orchard', in 2010.
In 2011, their song 'Boy' was featured in a Honda Civic commercial and used in an episode of the TV show 'Royal Pains' as well as in an episode of 'Shameless'. On February 10, 2012, cellist Alexandra Lawn announced that she was leaving the band.
The band's third studio album, 'Beta Love', was released on January 22, 2013, coinciding with a live worldwide Internet broadcast of the band's concert that night at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. The album was the band's first studio full-length since the departure of Lawn and marked a shift in their musical style away from their earlier baroque pop and more towards synthpop.
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