The Naked and Famous are a New Zealand indie bedrock bandage from Auckland. They formed in 2008 back Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith recorded two EPs with architect Aaron Short, a adolescent apprentice at Auckland's MAINZ music college. The EPs were after appear on a bounded absolute characterization and Powers and Xayalith began assuming alive with Ben Knapp (bass) and Jordan Clark (drums).
In 2009, the accumulation recorded the distinct All of This. Aaron Short became a assuming affiliate of the accumulation and Jesse Wood (drums) and David Beadle (bass) abutting the bandage as fulltime members.
The accumulation again set about recording the distinct "Young Blood" and their admission album, recording mostly at home and at Auckland studio, The Lab. "Young Blood" debuted on the New Zealand blueprint at cardinal one in 2010—the aboriginal New Zealand artisan in three years to do so. The Naked and Famous appear their admission flat album, Passive Me, Aggressive You, on 6 September 2010 on their own label, Somewhat Damaged. The anthology was produced by Thom Powers and Aaron Short and alloyed by Billy Bush.