The Verve Pipe are from East Lansing Michigan and formed in 1992. Their biggest tune is "The Freshmen" which I featured in one of my lyrical snippets posts. They play straight up alternative rock with well-crafted, anthemic and catchy songs.
Here are some of my favourites.
"Penny Is Poison" from 1996's Villains
"Photograph" from Villains
"Never Let You Down" from 2000's Underneath
Pic from Facebook.