Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
RIYL: Interpol, Editors, She Wants Revenge
Inception: San Diego, 2006
Influences: The Cure, Depeche Mode, Dandy Warhols, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, the Pixies, Smashing Pumpkins, Ride, Her Space Holiday, Lush
Perfect Blue was founded near New Orleans by Mike Hampton and Christy Samoy, who recorded on their desktop through the computer microphone to a trial version of Sonic Foundry Acid 2.0., which worked fine until a computer crash. Then, a Lexicon interface complete with Cubase was purchased, and the duo moved to San Diego in 2005.