An orchestra from Portland. Well, they're basically an orchestra with the following members/instruments:
2 guitar players, 1 bass player, 2 drummers/percussionists, 1 multi-instrumentalist SLASH guy-that-plays-all-of-the-instruments-that-no-one-else-wants-to-play, 1 cellist, 2 violin players, 3 trumpet players.
One of the guitar players sings lead and everyone else sings backup. They often sound like they have choral arrangements backing them but nope... it's just all 11 other people singing backup.
I saw them live last night opening for The Decemberists at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City. I only heard half of their set but I was captivated.
These are my favourites:
And especially this one:
Over and out, captain.