Les Savy Fav (/leɪ ˈsɑːvi ˈfɑːv/ lay SAH-vee FAHV) is an American indie rock band based in New York City. Their style is influenced by art punk and post-hardcore. The group is known for the stage presence of lead singer Tim Harrington. The band is signed to Frenchkiss Records, which is owned by the band’s bassist, Syd Butler.
The group started in 1995 while attending the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island.
Live shows are punctuated by the antics of frontman Harrington, including interacting with audience members and on-stage wardrobe changes. The rest of the band continues to play as if nothing out of the ordinary is happening. Guitar player Gibb Slife left the band after their second LP. to pursue a painting career and drummer Pat Mahoney left to start LCD SOUND SYSTEM with James Murphy. He was replaced by Harrison Haynes.
Andrew Reuland joined the band in 2006 as the second guitar player.
Bass player Syd Butler and guitarist Seth Jabour play in the 8G BAND on the NBC show “Late Night with Seth Meyers”