Formed in 2002 while still in high school, New York-based garage rockers the Sexy Magazines have already graduated to buzz status.

Formed in 2002 while still in high school, New York-based garage rockers the Sexy Magazines have already graduated to buzz status. The group has opened for Kelly Osbourne, Courtney Love and the Mooney Suzuki, among others, and performed key gigs at South by Southwest and Southern California's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

Its self-released EP, "Sex-Murder-Music," has sold more than 1,000 copies, according to vocalist Franco V., and song "Take Some Time" appeared on the 2004 NEMO music festival compilation, which was sold at Starbucks locations nationwide.

"I'd love to be on a major label and still have creative control and all that really nice stuff," Franco V. says, "but who knows if that's still possible? Right now an indie might be better for us, but ever since I was a kid I wanted to be on a major, so it's an internal struggle."

Web site: www.thesexymagazines.com
Contact: Marsha Vlasic, manager, mvoltd@earthlink.net