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Whatever you do, don't call Lo Tom a "supergroup." Band leader Dave Bazan, for one, is embarrassed by it.

"Supergroup made us all laugh," he says. "'Cause if the record gets announced as a supergroup thing, people will expect something that sort of... implies intention on our part. And I think with this project all we ever intended to do was just have fun together."

But the other three members of Lo Tom—who released their self-titled debut album in July—are TW Walsh, Jason Martin, and Trey Many, all staples of the Christian indie-rock set brought forth by Tooth & Nail Records in the 1990s (the label is now headquartered in Seattle). Bazan played in Pedro the Lion, Walsh in Pedro the Lion and the Soft Drugs, Martin in Starflyer 59, and Many in Velour 100 and Starflyer 59.

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