As the indie dance duo Pop Noir, twins Joe and Luke McGarry have played more than 300 shows, including headline dates in Los Angeles – at such venues as The Viper Room, The Echo and The Echoplex – Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego and as far afield as London, Manchester and Paris. They’ve supported The Wombats, Doves, Sebastien Tellier, Robyn and more, and each of their singles has hit the Top 10 on the FMQB indie charts. The video for their debut single “DIY” spent two months on rotation on MTVu. Sync placements range from best-selling games to network TV shows. They write, record and produce all their own material and handle all aspects of design, from the sleeves to directing and editing Pop Noir videos. As Deejays they have had club residencies in Los Angeles and Orange County and have deejayed in support of the likes of the UK’s Franz Ferdinand and Australia’s Safia.
Modeling work has included shoots for Levi’s and Kill City and they were the face of a Hause of Howe Fall campaign, on promo from the full catalog to giant storefront window images.They’ve also walked in a handful of catwalk shows at LA venues.
As design outfit The Fantastic Heat Brothers, Joe and Luke number the California State Lottery, Toyota, PBS, numerous independent movie studios and Wells Fargo among their clients, but they specialize in the music business. Based around Luke’s distinctive cartoon style – he is the creator of the viral phenomenon “Sad Chewie”, his work appearing regularly in magazines and newspapers worldwide – they are the team behind the look of both the FYF and Festival Supreme festivals, creating everything from the posters, to designing and programming the websites and designing the stage backdrops. Other promoter clients include Coachella, The Echo and Goldenvoice. The brothers have created animated music videos for major label bands such as Guster and Desaparecidos and animated TV commercials for IFC and Visa. Luke’s illustration clients range from Bloomberg Businessweek to Myspace, from the LA Galaxy to The New York Observer. Joe handles most of the design and technical side, from lip-synching, FX and post-production on videos to high-end HTML and PHP coding for web.