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World Leader Pretend

World Leader Pretend
Formed: 2002 in New Orleans, LA
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Group Members: Keith Ferguson, Matt Martin, Will Donaldson, Parker Hutchinson, Arthur Mintz, Alex Smith, Keith Ferguson
Biography: New Orleans' World Leader Pretend features Keith Ferguson (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Parker Hutchinson (keyboards), Matt Martin (guitar), Arthur Mintz (drums), and Alex Smith (bass). The ambitious quintet, which cites R.E.M. (they admittedly took their band name from the R.E.M. song of the same name), ...Read full biography
Released: 2005
Label: Warner Bros.
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World Leader Pretend's debut album, Punches, is hands down one of the brightest albums of 2005. This New Orleans band, which rotates between four and five members, has composed a set of songs that boast ...Read full review
Fit for Faded
Released: 2003
Label: Renaissance Records
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Without reading this quartet's bio, it would be impossible to imagine it's based in the jazz/blues/R&B/zydeco hotbed of New Orleans. On its impressive first album, the band sounds like a mix of Coldplay, ...Read full review
More World Leader Pretend albums: Main Albums (2), Singles & EPs (1)