The Assistant was a band from the late 90s, from NJ. Formed from the ashes of You And I. This is a very interesting album - it has clear influence from a variety of different things. It goes from grindcore stuff, to screamo stuff, mathy stuff, to 1905-ish clean female vocals. There is even a pop-punk-ish song!
I have been diggin on this album the past week. Perhaps you will dig on it as well