Sounds Like: Radiohead, AIR, Pink Floyd, Elliott Smith, Blonde Redhead
Bio: The Receiver is made up of brothers Casey (keyboards, bass, vocals) and Jesse Cooper (drums, vocals). Formed in 2005, the brothers quickly expanded on ideas composed the previous year by Casey for his senior thesis in music composition studies at The Ohio State University. After a few live perf...See Full Bio
"The followup, the recently released Length of Arms, is better in every way, and reveals not only the expected Radiohead influences, but a beefed-up synth attack and, God help me, a love of hoary '70s prog rock that only contemporary bands like Arcade Fire and The Decemberists can pull off well. Add The Receiver to that rarefied list....In short, this is a very, very fine album. They've borrowed the best from the best, and made something entirely their own."