WHO ARE THE AMPERSANDS?

Pictured, L-R: a couple of business guys, neither of whom are Aaron or Jim.

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 Big Star 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.

Aaron and Jim 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.