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Story behind your band/artist name: We came up with NAMES after a tireless search for a band name and brand identity that fit our music. We had countless suggestions and searched through spotify and domain names for months until we were exasperated and it hit us... fuck it, let's call ourselves NAMES. We play beat driven rock music laced with electronics and live shows that are highly visual and cinematic; NAMES is the flexible and non-descript backdrop for that creative expression.

Band Members: Josh Miller: Guitar, Vocals, Synth, Didgeridoo; Mitch Bennett: Guitar, Vocals, Synth; Steve Gaudio: Bass; Andrew Labens: Drums, Drum Sampler

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Petworth

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. We are DC's first and only neo-psychedelic monkey rock band
2. We have only been pooped on once at a show
3. Music we do not play: Post-Punk, Proto-Punk, Experimental-Punk, Kraut-Punk, Glam-Punk, Garage-Punk, Punk Rock Fusion, Afro-Punk, Peace-Punk, Skate-Punk, Spanish Raw Punk, Punk

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Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Psychedelic Rock, Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelic Rock, Alternative Rock