Machine 22 is a garage rock band from Minneapolis, MN. The band was formed in early 2009 by singer/songwriter Jack Swagger (ex-Soviet Machines) and Ben & Nick Pelowski. After several stints with fill-in drummers, Karl Schmidt joined the group later that year to round out the 4 piece. The band signed with Indie punk rock label DC-Jam Records released their debut album Off The Record in summer 2010. The album's release show was a huge success, selling out the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis. Later that summer, they traveled to California to shoot a music video for their song "Citizen Zero", which debuted on BlankTV.com.