Ohioan experimental pop music since 1999

1999, in East Palestine, Ohio, brothers, Lee and Jack Boyle, with their best friend, Pepe Parish, founded an experimental pop band, naming it Third Class in an attempt at modesty. The music employs a two-string guitar, cheap synthesizer, fuzzy bass, sloppy rhythms, and crooning vocals, with lyrics that explore childhood, love, ghosts, aliens, and travel. Recording at various Youngstown studios, and from home, they’ve gained a small following with an occasional U.S. tour. Third Class often enlists the help of musician, Bob Young, as well as friends and family who contribute to their film troupe, Bullskit Productions, specializing in music videos, art films, and comedy.