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The Main Drag

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  • Formed: Cambridge, MA
  • Years Active: 2000s

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An artful "quirk pop" group whose musical palette ranges from swirling, ethereal folk-pop to orchestrated electronica, Boston-based the Main Drag are as versatile as they are clever (and they are clever, counting a couple of Harvard University grads in their lineup). Formed by Adam Arrigo (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, glockenspiel) and Matt Levitt (violin), the band has expanded to include Matt Bloch (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, trumpet), John Drake (drums), Jon Carter (guitar, bass), and Don Cardinal (bass), and together they make a formidable musical collective. The group's first album, Simmer in Your Hotseat, was released in 2005 on Boston-based indie label Endless Records, after which the band signed with Reasonable People's League (RPL Records) and issued the impressive and critically lauded Yours as Fast as Mine in 2007.