I'm in a duo called Small White, and we currently use drum machines for timekeeping, though I think we finally found a drummer who is quite great.
I play both guitar and bass in the band, since we both write songs and switch instruments. I never wanted to be in a band that switches instruments, but it makes for some nice variety.
We don't try to sound like anything in particular, but I guess we would both agree that R.E.M. and Sonic Youth are two of our biggest influences.
I also do my own recordings, which I like to call my 'one man band' rather than 'solo'.
I also have a homemade label where I sell a bunch of mine and my
friends' cds for cheap prices.