Elmer & The Ceramic Trees

Conceived in the summer of 2012 by Janesville, Wisconsin singer-songwriter Robbie Haas, Elmer and the Ceramic Trees blend the lush melodies of bands like The Beatles and Big Star with the doom-and-gloom pop of The Cure and The Smiths, the college rock jangle of REM and The Replacements, and the big choruses of u2 and Arcade Fire, to form a style of indie pop that is both catchy and honest.