Ex Norwegian is an indie rock band (power pop / shoegaze) who formed in Miami Beach, FL in 2008. The band name is a Monty Python reference, and consists of Roger Houdaille (vocals and guitar), Carolina Souto (bass guitar and vocals), and Arturo Garcia (drums and vocals).
Ex Norwegian launched at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City 2008 mere months after their formation, and released two singles: the irresistible Shins-styled folk-pop “Something Unreal” (video below) and the 7” vinyl release “Dance Trance Pants” which falls neatly somewhere in between The Killers and seventies glam epitomized by bands like T. Rex. The enthusiastic response to these singles was accompanied by numerous live performances throughout the US in addition to an appearance on European TV network Sky News where the band performed before millions of viewers excited by the group’s youthful energy and sound described as an “…eclectic mix of powerpop, shoegaze, indie rock, and even hints of stoner rock” by Exploding In Sound.
Ex Norwegian’s second album, Sketch, will be released June 22, 2010.