Alternative/indie rock band that was formed in 1982. The band was started by John Linnell and John Flansburgh, who are still the band's only official members. They were initially accompanied by a drum machine before employing a backing band in 1992.
Former backing band members (years are approximate): Eric Schermerhorn (guitar 1996-1998)
Jay Sherman-Godfrey (guitar 1993-1996) Graham Maby (bass 1996-1997) Hal Cragin (bass 1996-1998) Tony Maimone (bass 1992-1998)
Dan Hickey (drums 1997-2003)
Brian Doherty (drums 1993-1997)
Jonathan Feinberg (drums 1992) Kurt Hoffman (keyboard and woodwinds 1992-1994)
Brian Doherty, John Flansburgh, Kurt Hoffman, John Linnell, Graham Maby, Tony Maimone, Eric Schermerhorn