Nurses is a Portland-based indie rock trio comprised of Aaron Chapman (vocals, guitar, keyboard), John Bowers (backing vocals, keyboard), and James Mitchell (percussionist & visual artist). Their sound is often categorized as psychedelic pop, folk rock, and experimental. Nurses started as a quartet from Idaho which moved to Southern California where, in 2006, they recorded and independently released their debut album, Hangin' Nothin' But Our Hands Down. Sargent House Records re-released Hangin' Nothin' But Our Hands Down on June 6, 2007. Chapman and Bowers then moved on to Portland, Oregon where they met James Mitchell. The trio joined Dead Oceans Records on May 21, 2009 and released their sophomore album via Dead Oceans on August 4, 2009 (August 24 in the UK). Nurses second album, Apple's Acre, has been described as a shaggy younger sibling of Animal Collective or Grizzly Bear with the sound of dreamy harmonies, carnival organs, slightly out-of-tune pianos and basic percussion from a lone snare or tambourine.