The Explorers Club are a Pop rock band from the coast of South Carolina. They are a 6 man band whose debut album was released by Dead Oceans. The music music of their first album is heavily influenced by the vocal harmony styles and production of The Beach Boys. They also draw some influence from classic rock and roll arrangements as made popular by The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Phil Spector, The Zombies, and The Byrds. Their second album shows more influences of soft-pop artists of the early 70's such as Burt Bacharach, Glen Campbell, etc.
The Explorers Club was formed in Charleston, South Carolina in 2005. The group signed with indie record label Dead Oceans in June 2007 and released their debut album in 2008. Their first single, "Do You Love Me?", was released in April of that year. The Explorers Club's music has been featured on TV shows such as The O.C., How I Met Your Mother, and Bored to Death. Several members of The Explorers Club were previously in a band called 1984. To promote the February 2012 release of Grand Hotel, the band released three free EPs called "suites", each containing a cover and two preliminary mixes of tracks set to appear on the album. The final mixes for the album were done by Mark Linett, who is known for his work with The Beach Boys.