Nurses is a Portland-based indie rock trio composed of Aaron Chapman (vocals, guitar, keyboard) and John Bowers (backing vocals, keyboard). Their sound is often categorized as psychedelic pop, folk rock, and experimental. Nurses started as a quartet from Idaho. The original band was called The Fall Project with Bobby Bolton on drums, Damon Daw on bass/vocals and Ryan Sellers on guitar. Their sound was considered pop-punk/emo in their earlier shows before becoming more experimental. They later moved to Portland, Oregon and changed the name of the group. Portland is also where they met James Mitchell. The trio joined Dead Oceans Records on May 21, 2009 and released their album via Dead Oceans on August 4, 2009 (August 24 in the UK). Nurses album, Apple's Acre, has been described as a shaggy younger sibling of Animal Collective or Grizzly Bear with the sound of dreamy harmonies, carnival organs, slightly out-of-tune pianos and basic percussion from a lone snare or tambourine and received a 7.2 rating from Pitchfork.
Nurses toured with the Swedish folk musician The Tallest Man on Earth in 2010.