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Love Is For The Rich

Northern California's Surrogate is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalists Chris Keene and Jordan Mallory. Their debut album, "Love Is For The Rich," boasts smooth, heartfelt melodies on a lush bed of minimalist indie-pop. For fans of Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters, and Pinback. Look for the debut album in stores August 28, 2007.

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With Popular Mechanics, the second full-length from Chico, CA-based rock outfit Surrogate, the band has successfully honed their subtle blend of indie pop songcraft and lyrical witticism down to a science (pun intended). In the two years since the release of their critically acclaimed 2007 debut, Love is For the Rich —which NPR described as "deliciously low-key" and which elsewhere garnered comparisons to everyone from The Shins and Death Cab to shoegaze icons Starflyer 59 and Pedro the Lion —the band has toured the country with labelmates Emery and Ruth, played shows from Fargo to Florida, and diligently labored on perfecting the 11 songs that would eventually comprise Popular Mechanics.

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Jordan Mallory: Drums and Percussion
Chris Keene: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Keyboard, Accordion, Banjo, Xylophone, Percussion and Programming