White Light Riot: Charlatan

From their album Atomism

Exploding onto the thriving Minneapolis scene in the fall of 2005, White Light Riot are brothers Mike (vocals, guitar) and Mark (drums) Schwandt, Joe Christenson (lead guitar), and Dan Larsen (bass). Though the band during their brief existence have gained a rabid following and a reputation for turning out smart, radiant indie pop gems (“readymade singles”—Minneapolis City Pages), it wasn’t always champagne and dead flowers for these four lads from the icy north: The four friends met in high school but didn’t manage to find their destiny until several years later, when Mike returned from studying in the U.K.

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