Grand Archives is an American indie rock band, formed in Seattle. The band, originally called Archives, is composed of several noted musicians from that city, led by Mat Brooke, former guitarist and vocalist for Carissa's Wierd and former guitarist for Band of Horses.
The band emerged, under their previous moniker, to little fanfare in March 2007 with two tracks posted to their MySpace page. Following an initial show with Brooke's fellow former Carissa's Wierd bandmate Sera Cahoone however, the band had their track "Sleepdriving" added to Pitchfork Media's Forkcast playlist,
which provided the band with substantial Internet exposure. Following
their switch to the current name, Pitchfork published a more in-depth
feature on the band, discussing all four demo'd tracks from their MySpace page.
Soon after, the band were hand-picked to support Modest Mouse on seven west-coast tour dates, and it was also announced that Sub Pop had signed the band for a full-length album.
In February 2009,their song "Torn Blue Foam Couch" appeared on an Episode of Scrubs.-Wikipedia