The alt-rock sound coming out of Boston (in the fine state of Massachusetts, in the fine country of the United States of America) has a name: a'tris. The group draws upon a myriad of influences to create a noise that moves crowds to their feet. What does this mean? It means it is alternative. You should ponder that. But don't think too deeply, because that hurts
The front man/singer/keyboardist/tunesmith hails from Charlottesville, Virginia. Since relocating to Boston, he has teamed up with several talented musicians, engineers, sonic manipulators, sound wave amplifiers, and assorted players of various instruments. Does he look tortured in his picture? Or are you just imposing your feeling onto him? There is no projection allowed here
There are many musicians that make noise behind the vocals. They all have stories to tell. The best way to understand these stories is to come to a show. After listening to the show, you should approach the band member slowly and ask him questions. Buy him a beer. Do not make sudden movements, the musicians tend to be skittish.