The Naked and Famous are an indie electronic band from Auckland, New Zealand, formed in 2007. The band consists of Alisa Xayalith (vocals, keyboards), Thom Powers (vocals, guitars), Aaron Short (keyboards), David Beadle (bass) and Jesse Wood (drums).
The band has released three studio albums: Passive Me, Aggressive You (2010), In Rolling Waves (2013), and Simple Forms (2016). Since 2012, the band has been based in Los Angeles.
Xayalith (b. 1986) is the daughter of Laotian refugees, who was born in Auckland, and raised together with a younger brother. Her father introduced her to his native folk music and at the age of 13 she taught herself guitar. Powers had been playing in local bands since an early age after he had been taught to play guitar by his father.