"Brazenly queer and flamboyant, Shamir Bailey excels in creating electronic indie pop that evokes futuristic, dancey sentimentalities on his debut record, Ratchet. Often described as being post-gender, Bailey said on Twitter, “I have no gender, no sexuality, and no fucks to give.” Preach." - Gabrielle Diekhoff (for bust.com)
"Night Lights is a multinational band. Lead singer Mauricio Jimenez is from Mexico, bass player Jeff Kinsey is from California, guitarist Yusuke Sato is from Japan and drummer Dag Hanken is from Norway. Their goal? To figure how to keep making music in the US." - BBC World Service, How to convince the government to like your music
Norwegian Arms also writes pretty cool poetry and prose.
I was surprised that Bogan Via wasn't an Australian band, given their name. "The name comes from bougainvillea, the bush with paper-thin flowers found all over Phoenix. The band name is purposely misspelled for easier memorization." [source]