ost modern pop band TV Girl features former Da Bears guitarist/keyboardist Trung Ngo — now also a vocalist — and singer Brad Petering. When the band formed in 2010, Ngo was working at a local marketing firm, while Petering attended UC Davis.

Petering and Ngo grew up in the same Scripps Ranch neighborhood and attended the same high school. But they met and discovered a mutual appreciation for music while skating a mini-ramp in a friend’s backyard. They started making music while in college. “Random projects here and there,” says Ngo. “It’s always been a side thing that we, like, did.”