The Clydes are an alternative rock and pop rock quartet from New Brunswick, New Jersey that started in 2009, led by vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist Brent Johnson and lead guitarist Brian Johnson, who are brothers. Previously, the Johnsons were members of alt-rock band Rest Assured, when they were students at Rutgers University. That group released the album The Most Popular Girl in the Sea in 2004. A few years later, longtime friend and fellow Rutgers graduate, bassist Andrew Lord Chandler joined the Johnsons when they decided to form a new band, which would become the Clydes. They named the new group after NBA legend Walt "Clyde" Frazier.
In 2016, they signed with Mint 400 Records and this year they signed with management company 3143.