Nurses is a Portland-based indie rock trio composed of Aaron Chapman (vocals, guitar, keyboard), John Bowers (backing vocals, keyboard), and James Mitchell (percussionist & visual artist). Their sound is often categorized as psychedelic pop, folk rock, and experimental. Nurses started as a quartet from Idaho. The original band was called The Sweet Stanley's with Bobby Bolton on drums and Brandon Hall on bass/vocals. Their sound was considered pop-punk/emo in their earlier shows before becoming more experimental. They later moved to Portland, Oregon and changed the name of the group. Portland is also where they met James Mitchell. The trio joined Dead Oceans Records on May 21, 2009 and released their album via Dead Oceans on August 4, 2009 (August 24 in the UK). Nurses album, Apple's Acre, has been described as a shaggy younger sibling of Animal Collective or Grizzly Bear with the sound of dreamy harmonies, carnival organs, slightly out-of-tune pianos and basic percussion from a lone snare or tambourine and received a 7.2 rating from Pitchfork.
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