This Busy Monster (or TBM) is an indie band that was formed in the early 1990s in Bellingham, Washington. They are known for their often confusing, somewhat disjointed songs with lyrics that flow due to their lack of cohesion. TBM's songs are normally made with all typical band instruments (i.e. guitar, bass, drums) but with the addition of a clarinet. The band is renowned for starting the popular Barsuk label.