The Brooklyn, New York band Boy Genius creates anthemic pop music that relies on both the 80s indie rock and 60s pop traditions as benchmarks for their sound. They have been called the "quintessential American college radio band," by Indie MP3. The group released their debut album Anchorage in 2008. Their second album Staggering, recorded and produced by Mitch Easter, will be released in January 2010.
Brand New is a rock band from Long Island, New York, and consists of lead vocalist, guitarist, and lyricist Jesse Lacey, guitarist Vincent Accardi, bass guitarist Garrett Tierney and drummer Brian Lane. Most recently Derrick Sherman joined the band on tour in 2006. The band was formed in 2000 in Merrick, New York and partly consists of former members of the band The Rookie Lot and Taking Back Sunday.