To expound on Sloan:
The members are:
Chris Murphy (usually on bass)
Patrick Pentland (lead guitar
Andrew Scott (drums)
Jay Ferguson (rhythm guitar)
They are into instrument swapping
as well as sharing writing duties, as Pr0n K1ng
pointed out. Their sound gravitates between and effectively mixes early 90's indie pop (think My Bloody Valentine
) and later Beatles
-esque melodies and dischord
ance. Their latest release (2003) was Action Pact
. They are very popular in Japan
, but still haven't turned into a craze in the states outside of northern US alt rock and college radio stations.
People tend to either love Sloan or hate them. They have a real tongue in cheek
quality to many of their poppier rock songs:
this is a poll
are you one of the ones who went and
gave up on rock and roll
do you know what I mean?
if you think you do then
call the number on the screen now
pick it up - pick it up and dial it
Pick It Up and Dial It - from Pretty Together
...and tend to write heart crushing young twenties intelligent
if I had a funeral
would you even care?
would you wear your silver dress?
would you actually wear lipstick?
would you lie upon my grave
and be there with bells on
so you could ring me from this life?
Bells On - from Twice Removed
for those intrigued, you can learn more at http://www.sloanmusic.com - which I must credit for making sure my lyrics