The Head Set

Formed by Mike Blaugrund and his brother Jordan, the Head Set's members are five-year veterans of the New York music scene.

Although the Strokes' guitar interplay have earned them regular comparisons to '70s forebears Television, it was fellow New York act Head Set that actually got to sit in the studio with Television guitarist Richard Lloyd.

"When we first started playing, a lot of people said we sounded a lot like Television," drummer Mike Blaugrund says. "Then we were in our practice room in New York and he walked in the door, and we recorded our three-song demo with him."

Formed by Blaugrund and his brother Jordan, the Head Set's members are five-year veterans of the city's music scene. The group recorded an EP in 2003 with Nic Hard (the Bravery), which Jordan estimates has sold 2,000 copies. The slick guitar rockers have played with Sonic Youth and Ted Leo, and have a full-length in the can.