Modey Lemon are a punk-blues band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The group formed in 1999 as an informal side project of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion-fixated Dean Swagger. The original lineup consisted of Phil Boyd (guitar) and Paul Quattrone (drums), then nominally students at the University of Pittsburgh. By 2000, the duo gained a reputation around Pittsburgh for blistering, often chaotic live performances (Quattrone was known for on-stage acrobatics). Modey Lemon, the group's debut, appeared in early 2002; the band supported the album with tours of the U.