Black Rebel Motorcycle Club were formed in 1998, a San Francisco-based group who have been writing, recording and performing almost nonstop since their onset. The group's sound is a mixture of ethereal rock and burning white noise psychedelica. Introspective lyrics and inventive musicianship separate them from their contemporaries. B.R.M.C. named themselves after Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1950 movie 'The Wild One'. Originally the group's name had been The Elements but quickly changed after discovering many other bands had shared the same title.