Killola

From: Los Angeles, California

Active: 2004-present

I first heard them: on an Australian web series showcasing frock rock videos

Sound: theatrically performed indie rock with a scattering of dance/synth elements

Further listening: I see that a song from their first album was the one that made the chart, but I actually like their second one (I Am the Messer) more, so here are a couple of tracks off that one.

"Strung Out on Sunshine" (2008)
"Personal Graveyard" (2008)

Further reading: Killola is one of the few bands I've seen live: I went to go see them play a Central Valley high school. Here's my writeup.