The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio

The New Pornographers

Vancouver indie-rock super group The New Pornographers formed in 1996, but didn't release their debut album, "Mass Romantic," until the fall of 2000. Not surprising, given everyone in the band was already involved with successful projects.

Spoon performs in the Current studio


Spoon formed in Austin Texas in 1994 and released their debut CD, Telephono in 1996. Their sound and style were immediately compared to Sonic Youth and Pixies. Spoon's latest project is Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, named after a melody from one of the album's songs "The Ghost of You Lingers."

Sea Wolf performs in the Current studio

Alex Brown

Named after Jack London's 1904 novel, L.A.'s Sea Wolf is a moniker for singer/songwriter Alex Brown Church's dark, folk-rock project. Formerly the bassist in the pop band Irving,Church plays with a full band including cello and marxophone.

John Vanderslice performs in the Current studio

John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice grew up in Florida and Georgia before eventually moving to Potomac Maryland. He took piano lessons as a child, and by eighth grade he had learned to play guitar. He released three well-received albums with the band MK Ultra and in 2000 his solo debut album, Mass Suicide Occult Figurines, was recorded in his own studio, Tiny Telephone which he started in 1997.

Of Montreal perform in the Current studio

Of Montreal

The band's founding member Kevin Barnes made headlines earlier this year when he performed several songs nude during a Las Vegas performance. Their latest CD is called "Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer" and the band has embarked on another US tour to help promote it.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah perform in the Current studio

Alec Ounsworth

Being one of the few rock bands with a name you can act out in charades, the indie rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are known for their growing success by doing it themselves. Even with band members in both Philadelphia and Brooklyn, CYHSY have managed to record, produce, and distribute their albums on their own.

The Aliens perform in the Current studio

Gordon Anderson

Various members of the Aliens have been behind some of the most popular British-indie music in the last decade. Three of the band's members were originally part of the Beta Band, including founding member Gordon Anderson.

Peter Bjorn and John perform in the Current studio

Peter Bjorn and John

With the release of their third and most successful album, Writer's Block, Peter Bjorn and John gave us the year's most popular whistle on the track Young Folks which has been called an "Indie-Rock Anthem."

The Cinematic Orchestra performs in the Current studio

Cinematic Orchestra

The Cinematic Orchestra founder Jason Swinscoe has a background playing bass, guitar, and DJing. His head was filled with ideas and influences, such as his love of jazz bass players, rhythm sections, and film soundtracks. He put these passions together and created and sound and style all his own.