Formed by British twins Joe and Luke McGarry when they were still teenage students at the Orange County High School of the Arts in Southern California, Pop Noir quickly built a following in the indie clubs of Los Angeles. To date, the band has shared a stage with Doves, The Wombats, Robyn, Sebastien Tellier and Fitz & The Tantrums, and headlined shows in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, London, Manchester and Paris.
Pop Noir’s first three releases all debuted in the top 10 of the FMQB Speciality Radio charts. Syncs have included episodes of ABC’s “The Gates” and “Fly Girls” as well as the hugely popular Tap Tap Revenge video game. The band’s debut video was Spinner.com’s Video of the Day and was voted mtvU’s “Freshmen of the Week,” after which it spent two months in heavy rotation on the channel. Subsequent releases have received strong support from the likes of UK tastemaker magazines Artrocker and Clash.