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"Video Games Killed The Radio Star"


Genre: Indie / Alternative / Rock
From: Zanesville / Columbus / Newark / Athens, Ohio, United States

Lemming is an indie rock trio born in 2002 in the podpunk town of Zanesville in Ohio but raised on the Seattle sound of Grunge and Alternative rock.

Getting together in 2nd grade at Westview Elementary the future Lemming band mates Dustin Rouan and Corey Bruns found themselves a drummer and formed Pen15 (juvenile but they were young and not to be confused with North Carolina punkers, an no less juvenile, Pen15) in 1998. The pair formed Lemming in 2002 and, after a variety of line ups and regular changes of drummer, finally settled on the current Lemming line up last year when Julie Zylinsky joined and Dustin bowed to the inevitable and became the permanent drummer.

The Lemming sound ticks so many alt rock boxes it makes you dizzy. It's a heady mix of slacker punk, lo-fi pop, casually nonchalant psychedelia. From the lo-fi Dandy Warholian 'Slowly Going Numb', to the Pavementesque 'Away From You', from the snarling pop punk blast of 'Imperfect' to the lo-fi twee pop of 'Dandelions', they even manage to throw in a track that sounds like a drugged up woozy Velvet Underground ('Hallowed Ground').

The band sent me an email which said, simply, we are Lemming and maybe you will like us. Well Lemming I bloody well love you.


- by Paul Kerr - The Devil Has The Best Tuna


"Dandelions" LP Released May 1st 2009
Receiving Radio Play on CD101.1 in Columbus, OH




FOR FANS OF: Harvey Danger, the Pixies, Sonic Youth, Elliott Smith, Pavement, Nirvana, the Stooges, the Dandy Warhols

“…coming soon to bloom for me and you…”

Lemming is an indie rock band that formed in Zanesville, Ohio in 2000. Corey Bruns, Dustin Rouan and Julie Zylinsky makeup the band. Their style of indie/alternative rock music is heavily influenced by punk and grunge rock, and while highly melodic, is capable of being tremendously abrasive at the same time. Corey is the band's songwriter/singer and has a sometimes desperate, sometimes nonchalant delivery. He has typically written songs about love interests, failed relationships, politics, and atheism.

Formation: Lemming's history began when Dustin Rouan and Corey Bruns met in 2nd grade at Westview Elementary. Dustin soon introduced Corey to the grunge music of the 90s Nirvana and punk rock such as the Sex Pistols, and the pair eventually started to take guitar lessons. They found a drummer and formed Pen15 in 1998. Around 2001 Corey started to focus on his own music and broke off from the band to perform solo acoustic shows as Landen (his middle name).

The pair teamed up again in 2002 to form Lemming. Dustin was the original on and off drummer. The other drummers included Scott Simmons, Ian Scott, & Braden Bankes but Dustin remained with the band whenever a drummer was needed but focused full time as frontman of Pen-15. Lemming also included bassists Andy Kennedy and Danny Lentz at different times after Danny left in 2006. The band was a two-piece, guitar & drums, up until 2008 when Julie Zylinsky joined. That was the same year that Dustin became the permanent drummer.

Julie joined after dating Corey for a couple of months. She had dated a bassist previously and picked up on all the songs in no time. She also plays keys on half of the songs adding another element to the band's sound.

Nelson Heise, frontman of the Hit & Mrs, Monkey Juice and the Heise Bros, contacted Dustin offering to record us in he had his own studio and label, Choose To Loose Music. The band produced a 13 track album titled Dandelions after the song "Dandelions". Recorded, mixed and mastered by Nelson.

CONTACT: cb218200@ohio.edu