You Can Steal The Riffs But You Can't Steal The Talent
Coming from Boston but placing their influences somewhere around Chapel Hill (Superchunk, Archers of Loaf), The Serious Geniuses formed in the summer of 2005, underwent a staggeringly confusing series of lineup changes, and eventually began their life as a active band in June of 2006. The Serious Geniuses are comprised of three guys who have been in bands for the better part of their adult lives and one guy who learned to play guitar in order to be in the band. Considering that they play a relatively simple, melodic style of punk (or indie rock, whatever you want to call it) that was probably last seen in about 1998, it's quickly gotten to the point where you can't tell the difference.
You can buy the record from Kiss of Death.
For fans of the Kudrow - Lando record.