The Layaways (band)

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The Layaways are an American indie rock band, based in Chicago. The group was founded by David Harrell (vocals/guitar) who released "More Than Happy" as a solo album in 2003.[1] Mike Porter (vocals/bass) and Nathan Burleson (drums/vocals) joined the lineup in 2004 for "We've Been Lost," the band's sophomore release.[2] The group's third album, "The Space Between," was released in 2008,[3] followed by "Maybe Next Year," a collection of holiday songs, in 2009.[4] "Silence," the lead-off track from "We've Been Lost," was included on the digital version of the 2012 compilation Occupy This Album. The band's music is often described by reviewers as shoegaze or indie pop[5] and the group has also received attention for its exploration of alternative business models[6] and for Harrell's frequent writings about digital music economics.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ "The Layaways, More Than Happy" PopMatters, [1]
  2. ^ "The Layaways: We've Been Lost" PopMatters, [2]
  3. ^ "Fingertips: Free and Legal MP3 from the Layaways"
  4. ^ "The Layaways: Maybe Next Year"
  5. ^ "Shake Your Fist: The Layaways"
  6. ^ "The Layaways and Billy Bragg Contemplate New Business Models" The LA Times, [3]
  7. ^ "Business Matters: Did You Know 64 Streams Equals One Download?" Billboard Magazine, [4]
  8. ^ "'s Music Discovery Put To Test", Billboard Magazine [5]
  9. ^ " Curious About Spotify Payouts? Get Out Your Microscope", Billboard Magazine [6]

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