Formed in 2005, New York City-based indie pop trio AJR mix barbershop harmonies, electronic music, and other styles into their eclectic sound.
AJR feature the talents of the Met brothers, Adam (vocals/bass), Jack (vocals/guitar), and Ryan (guitar/piano/vocals), who grew up in New York and got their start busking around the city, covering songs by such bands as Fun.
, Vampire Weekend
, and the Beach Boys
. A link to one of the band's videos caught the ear of Australian pop singer Sia Furler, whose manager put the band in contact with former Columbia Records
president Steve Greenberg. Greenberg then signed on as AJR's manager. In 2013, AJR released their debut independent single, "I'm Ready," followed a year later by the EP Infinity. In 2015, AJR returned with their full-length debut album Living Room. In August 2016, the band released "Weak," in anticipation of their third EP, What Everyone's Thinking, which arrived the following month. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi