American Pinup formed in 2010, emerging from the suburban sprawl and unsung underground music scene of Westchester County, New York. The indie/punk four-piece was pegged by AMP magazine as the "voice of the new decade" and combines elements of rockabilly, surf rock, punk, pop, folk, and ska to create a unique and fresh alternative sound. Blending the DIY ethos of the punk scene with a reverence for the melody and simplicity intrinsic to pop music, American Pinup has carved out their own niche in the world of independent music. Frontwoman Lauren West combines soulful, melodic crooning with raspy, punk rock vocals, adding dimension to their hooky composititions and energetic live performances. Drummer Andy Porta is also an experienced recording engineer and the band used his personal studio to produce their debut LP independently. It quickly caught the attention of Altercation Records, who signed the band and released the record, Strange Creatures, in February 2011. American Pinup has appeared at festivals such as SXSW, Red Gorilla, and Valley of the Vapors since their debut release, and are slated to play at The Fest 11 in October 2012. The band released a split album with New Jersey's Lost In Society in February 2012 on Altercation Records and spent March on a co-headlining national tour in supoprt of the release. They will be returning to the studio in Spring 2012 to begin work on a new full-length release.