Lyrics from Crazy PillsArchie Powell & The Exports is the creation of Archie Powell and three gentlemen named Ryan, Adam and RJ who collectively adopted the last name Export. Powell has had a long association with music, his father a gifted violinist. Powell also began playing guitar at age 11. After graduating from college, he and keyboardist Ryan—whose actual last name is Lynch—formed The Exports, and after releasing their first EP, recruited drummer RJ Schillaci and bassist Adam Melberth. The band’s debut Loose Change EP was released online for free in 2009. They followed up with 2010’s Skip Work, named Chicago’s local album of the year by The Chicagoist. They released Great Ideas In Action on Good Land Records in May 2012.