Based in San Francisco, California, since 1995, august makes pop rock-and-roll inspired by great acts such as the Cars, the Police, and the Who. Additional inspiration comes from a vast array of punk, such as Fugazi, and more recent acts, such as Guided By Voices. August is comprised of three members: Paul P. (bass & voice); Phil King (guitar); and Christian Romo (drums). Paul P. is a former member of The Small Time Napoleons, which featured Michael Joseph (the Green Things) and Randy Burke (Stout Recording Studios and The Filthy Thieving Bastards). Christian Romo has played with numerous acts, including Tres Pistolas (featuring members of The Gun and Doll Show), Bob Bradshaw, and The Ale-Arts. August has shared the stage with numerous acts, both local and national, including The Gun and Doll Show, Red Planet, The Pick-Up (which featured members of Loquat), Fluke Starbucker (which featured members of The Heavenly States), The Marginal Prophets, and various other acts throughout the years. August's sound has been described as being perfect at times, yet has been criticized as being too polished for an independent band. This latter criticism is accepted by August as a compliment in a world where sloppiness is celebrated as a token of creativity and faked by those who are polished to sound sloppy. August considers their greatest accomplishment to be one of artistic integrity in a business driven by fashion and economics, and always places the priority of the word "rock" before "star". After a three year hiatus, August is nearly done with a new record, their third in then years, which will be completed in the summer of 2006.