RIYL: My Elysian, the Fooks
Inception: San Diego, 2010
Influences: Janice Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Boston, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, No Doubt, Fleetwood Mac, Phish, Thrice, the Dead Weather
Governor Drive features drummer Mario Garduno (My Elysian) and guitarist Steve Gilliland (the Fooks), along with two other players based in Hollywood. They made their debut July 24, 2010, at Brick By Brick.