The musicians Gary Louris and Django Haskins bonded over a mutual love of the 1970s power-pop band Big Star. They were both performing at a tribute to that influential group and eventually, they formed a group of their own called Au Pair.
Louris is a founding member of the alternative country groups: The Jayhawks. Haskins is the frontman for the band The Old Ceremony, which has been described as “pop noir.”
Their album “One Armed Candy Bear” -- released late last year -- is power pop with more than a few twists and turns.