Culver City, CA
Stripper is an American hard pop/post-rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 2005 as a vehicle for drummer/vocalist Mike Verna's compositions, the trio exercises a polyrhythmic approach to rock, often rolling extreme and untraditional sounds together with angular transitions to cradle the pop hook. Stripper are a little different than most bands in that their lead vocals come from their drummer, but the music still remains rhythmically driven and complex. Videos for many of their songs have enjoyed heavy rotation on YouTube, mostly displaying a simple live studio backdrop to further emphasize the live energy of the band. Stripper's last album, A Woman Under the Influence, was released in late 2009, and a new record is completed and set for release in the fall of 2011. Strip!