Le Loup was an American indie band founded in September 2006 in Washington, D.C., by Sam Simkoff (keyboard/banjo). The band also included Christian Ervin (computer), Michael Ferguson (guitar), Dan Ryan (bass), Robert Sahm (drums) and Jim Thomson (guitar). Their name is French for "The Wolf". In early 2007 the group signed to Hardly Art, a label started by Sub Pop founder Jonathan Poneman. Their debut album, The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly was released on September 11, 2007.