The Carolines are a five-piece band based in Portland, Oregon, made up of brothers Aaron (lead vocals, piano) and Nathan Trueb (lead guitar), Nate Purscelley (guitars, trumpet, background vocals), Matthew Lenhart (bass, background vocals) and Jared Abraham (drums, background vocals). The Carolines self-describe their musical roots as "'Hey Jude'-era Beatles and Supertramp with touches of Steely Dan." In November 2001, The Carolines independently released a seven-song EP titled, "Don't Believe What You Hear". The band was invited to place two tracks from the CD on the Band:Union vol. 2 compilation released in Austria and Germany. Extensive touring throughout the Pacific Northwest yielded the band the privilege of performing at EMP-Seattle during the Pop Culture conference, attended by pop music writers and editors from around the world. They have also played with such notable acts as the Gin Blossoms, Imperial Teen, and The Long Winters. In January 2003 their song, "Gentleman", was featured in the DVD ski film documentary, "Superpark: The Movie" which was produced by Powder Magazine and AXIS. Their second release, "Youth Electronics," debuted in 2003, and a third release, "Meet Me At The Marriot," became available in 2005.