Michael Aston is the founder and current leader of the U.S. incarnation of Gene Loves Jezebel.
In 1989, Aston left Gene Loves Jezebel due to his unhappiness with the direction of the band and strained relations with his twin brother, Jay. Moving to California, Aston started The Immigrants which eventually became Edith Grove. Edith Grove released its debut album to rave reviews and Aston eventually decided to tone things down a bit. He wrote and released his first solo album, Why Me Why This Why Now?. Aston rejoined Gene Loves Jezebel instead of writing and recording a new Edith Grove album; the band's debut album was its only album.