The Moog is a Hungarian indie rock band based in Budapest, Hungary formed in 2004. The group is noted for being the first in the region to be signed to an American record label. They've been compared to such modern-day chart-toppers as The Strokes
and The Hives
, but The Moog (2)
manages to infuse their music with their own personality and heritage, and the resulting sound is brightly original, fusing together elements of 60's garage music, goth rock, punk, and pop. Under the influence of American and British rock, they write and sing in English but their sound is distinctively Eastern European, as heard in their immediate, contagious and haunting melodies.