The Alarmists are an indie pop band formed in the fall of 2004 in Minneapolis that incorporate elements of britpop and indie rock in their music. The Alarmists released their first album, A Detail of Soldiers, in early 2006. The album gained critical favor, getting positive reviews from local newspapers, and even earning a spot on The Onion A.V. Club’s ‘Best Local Music of 2006’ list. The band have since released follow-up albums The Ghost and the Hired Gun in 2007 and The Overhead Left in 2009.