Coming straight out of Venice Beach (via New England) is The Naked; Los Angeles' coolest new four piece proto-punk rock phenomenom. The Naked's music takes you on a journey back to a time when bands just wanted to have fun. Mixing The Stooges and The Doors with all of their individual modern music influences (everything from jam to White Stripes) - they've produced their own blend of rock n' roll. Frontman Keith Roenke's high-flying antics, bassist Mark Daviau's pulsing, popping rhythms, and drummer Mark Sparling's power-punching finesse are knit together by the sweet melodies and hard-crunch of lead guitarist Brendan Looney. The Naked's sound, style and energy earned them a five-month long residency at The Kibitz Room - where members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns N' Roses, among other now-famous acts, cut their teeth - putting them on the Hollywood map. This led to shows at Safari Sam's and the world famous Troubadour, Viper Room and Whisky a Gogo. The Naked went into the studio early this year with Bert Selen at Watts Up Studios in Hollywood to work on their first EP. 'Lay Back' was released on February 28th, 2008 at a Viper Room show with The Vacation. A full length album is in the works.