Audio Syndicate is a cover band playing the best songs from Alternative Rock, Indie, Brit-pop and more. Members of Portland's Indie rock scene including founder Paul Tyo (guitar/vocals), James Harding (lead vocals), Troy Nixon (guitar/vocals), Zaben Long (bass) and Keith Fleming (drums) assembled a modern take on the cover band, rejecting the usual classic rock fare in favor of Indie, Alternative rock and BritPop favorites from the 70's through today. Songs from bands as diverse as Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Cheap Trick, Blur and The Pixies are featured. Audio Syndicate's unique style draws on the sounds and influences of some of the area's best original rock bands. A sampling of current and past projects include blare, Nordic, Dorian Crush, Knife & Son, Weak Stream, The Defenestration of Prague, Vicker Vymie, Shrill, Liquid and Hemmit.