WHO ARE THE AMPERSANDS?

Pictured, L-R: Jim and Aaron

The Ampersands are a Bay Area / Twin Cities indie-rock/pop studio outfit led by singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Aaron McQuade and Jim Pace, who have been making music together for more than half their lives.

Sometimes compared to bands like Fountains of Wayne, Vampire Weekend, and members of the Elephant 6 collective, The Ampersands make music that combines unique hooks with some of the most curiosity-provoking lyrics being written today.

We believe that music should do more than just get stuck in your head — it should do something constructive while it's in there.

Flower Selection

DO NOT LET ME GIVE MYSELF
ALL THIS ROOM TO WRITE

Or I will just fill it with nonsense.

Our band bio from the early 2000s was like three pages long and almost entirely irrelevant because I wrote it myself.


I do like the flowers though, let's keep those.