the Distillers

From: Los Angeles, California

Active: 1999-2003

I first heard them: on Pandora, which took the unusual step of feeding me several of their songs instead of just picking one

Sound: Their first two records didn't do anything for me, but their last one (Coral Fang) successfully synthesizes Hole and Rancid into a solid set of songs.

Further listening: I have yet to check out Brody Dalle's post-Distillers work, but until I get around to it, these will have to do:

"Love Is Paranoid" (2003)
"City of Angels" (2002)