Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Saves the Day, Braid, Hey Mercedes, Mineral, Burning Airlines, Treepeople, the Smiths, Nirvana
Inception: San Diego, 2008
Influences: The Who, Ramones, Joy Division, the Smiths, U2, Pixies, Fugazi, Superchunk, Nirvana, Weezer, Sunny Day Real Estate, Radiohead, Vagrant Records, Pinback, Counterfit, Built to Spill, Modesto Moose, Bloc Party, Minus the Bear, Autolux
This is the third attempt by Tim Penwell and Dan Gaskill to form a more perfect union. It all started in 2003 with the Osophists, which ultimately failed in 2005. In 2007, they tried again with Close Talker only to fall prey to predatory loan sharks. The third time's a charm right? They'll see as they move from a four-piece to a more minimal three-piece band.