There are two bands with the name Galaxie 500:
1) an American alternative rock band that formed in 1987 and split in 1991
2) a francophone indie garage rock formed in 2002 in Montreal, Canada, and now known as Galaxie 1) Galaxie 500 formed in Boston, MA in 1986 and comprised vocalist/guitarist Dean Wareham (a transplanted New Zealand native), bassist Naomi Yang and drummer Damon Krukowski, longtime friends who first met in high school in New York City before all three attended Harvard University.
Sebadoh is an indie-rock band originally formed in 1986 in Westfield, Massachusetts, by Dinosaur Jr. bass player Lou Barlow and Eric Gaffney. The band began as a side project, but when Barlow was kicked out of Dinosaur Jr in 1989, Sebadoh became his full-time concern. Along with such bands as Pavement and Guided by Voices, Sebadoh helped pioneer lo-fi, a style of indie-rock characterized by low-fidelity recording techniques, often on four-track machines.
Robin is currently based in Bristol, UK, where he writes and records music in a wide range of styles. He fronts a new Bristol rock outfit called Absent Me!, and has been linked to the secretive electro-pop artist Mystery White Boy. http://robinmitchell.bandcamp.com
Dustin Wong is a member of Ponytail and a former member of Ecstatic Sunshine. With these two bands, he has toured the USA and Europe extensively. “I was born in Hawaii and I grew up in Japan. Through my elementary school and high school years, I attended an international school that structured education mainly for Christian missionary kids. The Christian conservative ideal didn’t sit well with me and to escape and explore different ideas, I turned to music and art. Rummaging through my dad’s music collection, I got to know some good stuff like Jimi Hendrix and the like.
One day, after his star sign promised a ‘dynamic’ afternoon, Ambrose Nock (guitar) decided it was the right time to form a band known as Apricot Rail. He was soon joined by Jack Quirk (guitar), Matthew Saville (drums) and Daniel Burt (bass). The premise of the band was simple: music based on unique guitar tunings, the use of natural harmonics, and very open ideas about other instruments, electronica and song structure.