Video Age is Ross Farbe and Ray Micarelli. On their debut album, Living Alone, the New Orleans-based duo combines classic guitar-driven pop with synthetic sounds and a mechanical feel to create upbeat music with dark, gritty undertones. Much of the record was conceptualized last summer while Farbe was living alone in a sparse neighborhood by the train tracks. "It was a beautiful shell of a house with no insulation, missing windowpanes, and rain always leaking in," said the lead singer and guitarist. "Being alone for that long you start to see yourself clearly. But I never felt completely alone because the walls were so thin."