The alternative rock group Age of Electric, often called AOE by fans, was formed in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, in 1989. Two pairs of brothers make up the band, guitarist Ryan Dahle and drummer Kurt Dahle, and guitarist Todd Kerns and bassist John Kerns. Each member supplied vocals for the group, all but John Kerns. Age of Electric signed with Mercury Records after releasing a few independent recordings. During the '90s the band earned a number of awards, like Best West Cost Independent Artist, and were nominated for others, like Best New Group by the Juno Awards.